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Sexual Orientation

‌Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

You are covered by the law if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual (LGB) or straight. 

The law also covers individuals who are treated worse than others due to incorrect assumptions about their sexual orientation or because they associate with people of a particular sexual orientation. 

Further information

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Marital and Civil Partnership Status

The University upholds fair treatment of all staff members, including those of married or civil partnership status under the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

Read more about the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.