Add equality statement to main page

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

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2

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2721 days


@Floppy edited index.md - over 7 years ago

We believe that individuals should be:

  • Treated equally by the law and society, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age, belief or disability.
  • Free to act in any manner that does not harm another individual, and does not infringe upon the rights of other individuals.
  • Enjoy a fundamental right to privacy from the state or their agents.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 7 years ago

Just realised it wasn't there!

Floppy

@Floppy - over 7 years ago

Test failures are transient network issues, no problem in this PR itself. Will fix those separately.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 7 years ago

Awesome 👍 Could we add "...or any other [thing]" replacing "thing" with something that makes sense that I can't think of right know 'cause I'm knackered :)

Floppy

@Floppy - over 7 years ago

I was trying to do exactly that when I wrote it, but couldn't come up with the wording. The dictionary uses "category", does that work? I am very aware that my own status means that me choosing wording on this isn't great.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 7 years ago

The wording in the contributor covenant is probably better:

regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

But it still doesn't include a catchall.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 7 years ago

Yeah, it's difficult. It's also just occurred to me, in thinking about this again that we should consider expanding "equality" to "equality and diversity" too.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 7 years ago

Well, the statement is about individual rights and the law, so equality is the relevant part here (I think?). We could have a similar statement in the previous section that a more diverse culture (with the same axes of diversity) is a stronger one. Or make sure we include it elsewhere in the manifesto.

anilliams

@anilliams - over 7 years ago

👍 Looks good to me.