The Equality Bill last night completed the final stage of its passage through Parliament, and will now become law
The Bill, which was first introduced to the House of Commons almost a year ago, will be sent to the Queen for Royal Assent after MPs approved amendments made by the House of Lords.
Once the Bill receives Royal Assent it will formally become an Act and be introduced to the statute book.
The provisions in the Bill will begin to take effect in the autumn.
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Source: © Government Eqaulities Office