Regarding your legal notes column, you will find that it is the Equality Act 2010 that makes it illegal to discriminate at work and elsewhere against someone on grounds of their sexual orientation.
This Act bans discrimination on a number of other grounds as well, including race, sex, colour, disability and is a consolidation of earlier statutes with some innovations.
It was actually in December 2003 that discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation at work was first made unlawful.
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