Diversity and Inclusion
- Always stand in solidarity with Jersey's minority communities
- Establish an "Equalities" portfolio for a government minister.
- Remove the remnants of discriminatory clauses in Jersey legislation affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
- Investigate establishing an "Equality and Human Rights Commission".
The public discourse on issues of equality, diversity and anti-discrimination has improved significantly in recent years, but our politics has not caught up with it. Many of our laws remain out of date and the government is not as sensitive as it should be on issues which disproportionately affect minority groups.
Reform Jersey will always stand with Islanders from minority groups against any form of discrimination and prejudice they may face. We will never stand silent on these issues out of political convenience, and in government we will seek to put our principles of solidarity into practice. An “Equalities” portfolio should be clearly allocated to a Minister to lead on this.
The next government must iron out the remaining clauses in our legislation which discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.
Reform Jersey will investigate establishing an Equality and Human Rights Commission. This body will be empowered to challenge discriminatory laws and practices, to ensure that we are fulfilling our human rights obligations.