Civil Partnership Act 2004 Explanatory Notes

Paragraph 55 – Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

966.Paragraph 55 amends the definition of “near relative” in section 78(5) of this Act to include civil partners and relatives of civil partners. This affects housing discrimination provisions (sections 20 to 22 of the Race Relations Act as amended) which have the same effect as those in sections 29 to 32 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (see note on paragraph 54 above).

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