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What is equality?

What is equality?

It’s not the “Politically Correct brigade”
It’s not about giving special preference / treatment to or promoting minority groups
It’s not just an issue for left-wingers and minority groups
It’s not about making us all the same or just about respecting diversity
It’s not just about the 6 “protected” strands

Equality Is For Everyone

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 1 defines equality as:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds, or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin, or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political opinions.”  Scotland Act 1998

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines equal as:

• adjective 1 being the same in quantity, size, degree, value, or status. 2 evenly or fairly balanced: an equal contest. 3 (equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge).
• noun a person or thing that is equal to another.
• verb (equalled, equalling) 1 be equal or equivalent to. 2 match or rival.
– ORIGIN Latin aequalis, from aequus ‘even, level, equal’.

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