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So ... how about axioms-based equality laws? Where should the lines lay in law for illegal discrimiation?

For example, if the core tasks of a job require the employee to do X, and a candidate for that job cannot currently do X, nor reasonably be expected to be able to do X even with realistic training, technological support etc., then it would presumably be justifiable not to consider them further for employment.

Where can we draw legal lines from first principles?

What would be your fundamental determining principles for when differential treatment is justified?
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One-and-a-half cheers for the vote on health reforms in the USA.

... and a segue from concerns about reproductive rights to ...

... a strange collision of worlds, where I'm talking to UK Civil Servants about what belief systems UK Equality laws are 'intended to protect' and discovering: certainly not Jedi-ism (because UK residents will generally consider it a trivial fiction), nor Marxism (because political beliefs are not covered) nor Darwinism (because scientific beliefs are not covered)

Protected beliefs, prohibited conduct )

ETA You can currently respond to an EHRC consultation on their draft guidance relating to the Equality Bill 2010: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legislative-framework/equality-bill/
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I have a colleague who is an academic working on links between different forms of oppression.

Her background is researching violence against women, and working with women victims of violence.

She's interested in connecting with anyone explicitly using the experiences of movements such as the feminist and anti-racist movements as practical models for other (younger?) equality movements.

Share constructive ideas below?
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A guide for people in the USA to vote with your dollars for LGBT equality, from the Human Rights Campaign:

http://www.hrc.org/buyersguide2010/
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A LibDem campaign:

"Many EU member states have laws recognising same-sex partnerships, but when a legally registered lesbian or gay couple from the UK goes elsewhere, for example, they cease to be recognised as partners. That is even the case if they go to a state which provides same-sex partnerships for their own citizens. This is grossly unjust".

http://www.delga.org.uk/news/000333/partners_without_borders.html
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http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2005/08/16/dont_be_a_buerk_michael.html

A response to Michael "Life is now being lived in accordance with women's rules," Buerk:

By Ros Taylor / UK news 02:42pm

Start here )

How about men's "reticence, stoicism and single-mindedness"? Curiously, the Adam Smith Institute recently suggested that it was just these qualities in women that made them less likely to obtain firsts at Oxford and Cambridge. "The boy sees the big picture, takes risks, and often misses important material," one (male) don explained. "The girl is systematic, does the detailed work, and sometimes misses the central thesis."

More comment ) Put it this way: if this is life under the stiletto, then for God's sake kick us back into the kitchen. We're doing a poor job of running the world for our own benefit.'

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