Amend the Public Order Act to include a new section on Disability Hatred
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Amend the Public Order Act to include a new section on Disability Hatred

    1. Petition by

      Victoria Storey

      Manchester, United Kingdom

Calling on the Government to immediately amend the Public Order Act 1986 to include a new section to cover Disability Hatred.

In the same way that people with a different colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origins should be able to live their lives free of threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior, as laid down by the Public Order Act 1986. People with disabilities should also be given the same protection in law.

In recent years an increasing number of attacks have occurred, ranging from physical attacks to verbal abuse. At times some parts of the media have also been complicit in fostering ignorance regarding disabilities and in creating hatred of people who have disabilities.

Therefore it is a matter of urgency that a new section on Disability Hatred should be added to the Public Order Act 1986 in line with Racial hatred. People who have disabilities have a right to live their lives free of threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior.

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Amend the Public Order Act to include a new section on Disability Hatred

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    • David Gillon CHATHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I've faced disability hatred, both in my workplace and on the street, the damage done is made worse by the realisation that as a disabled person I have less protection than members of other minorities.

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    • chris jones PEMBS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because it should NOT be happening.

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    • gerry doe SAINT AUSTELL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      because I'm disabled and this government has made disabilty an issue that is splitting the country.

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    • Gordon Newbigging EAST KILBRIDE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Hard to believe this is necessary

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    • james hall MYRTLE BEACH, SC
      • about 1 year ago

      Because people with ME and other similar illnesses have been ignored and belittled by the government and the Medical community!

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