improvement to non-discrimination principle

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

556 days


@Floppy edited index.md - over 1 year ago

We believe that individuals should:

  • Be treated equally by the law, regardless of gender identity, disability, sex, romantic orientation, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, perceived ethnicity and/or race, age, religious and/or spiritual belief, occupation (current or previous), status of union membership (including the type of union and what union), or marital status.
  • Be treated equally by the law, without discrimination[^discrimination], and be entitled to equal protection of the law.
  • Be 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.

[^discrimination]: On the basis of gender identity, disability, sex, romantic orientation, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, perceived ethnicity and/or race, age, religious and/or spiritual belief, occupation, union membership, marital status, or any other status based on the group, class, or category to which a person or thing is perceived to belong.

In short, we wish to ensure government remains open and transparent, whilst individuals retain liberty and privacy.

We believe that we are heading towards a better future, and that government has an essential role in taking us there. We also believe that as a country, we can self-govern better in the future, and will create policy that hopes to re-engage citizens in our democratic process.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Given recent discussions on this section, which was getting long and unwieldy, I've tried to condense it down into something more readable, without losing any detail. I've taken the list of categories into a footnote, and used wording from the UN Declaration of Human Rights in its place. I've also taken a general definition of discrimination (being about perceived categories) from Wikpedia. I've tried not to make up my own words here, just put others together :)

@Floppy edited index.md - over 1 year ago

We believe that individuals should:

  • Be treated equally by the law, regardless of gender identity, disability, sex, romantic orientation, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, perceived ethnicity and/or race, age, religious and/or spiritual belief, occupation (current or previous), status of union membership (including the type of union and what union), or marital status.
  • Be treated equally by the law, without discrimination[^discrimination], and be entitled to equal protection of the law.
  • Be 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.

[^discrimination]: On the basis of gender identity, disability, sex, romantic orientation, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, perceived ethnicity and/or race, age, religious and/or spiritual belief, occupation, union membership, marital status, or any other status based on the group, class, or category to which a person is perceived to belong.

In short, we wish to ensure government remains open and transparent, whilst individuals retain liberty and privacy.

We believe that we are heading towards a better future, and that government has an essential role in taking us there. We also believe that as a country, we can self-govern better in the future, and will create policy that hopes to re-engage citizens in our democratic process.

Xyleneb

@Xyleneb - over 1 year ago

The things that I said were dodgy are still dodgy. But you'll never get complete satisfaction out of everybody on it (and that includes me).

Let's see where it leads: Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 1 year ago

Thanks @xyleneb, I did hope this would resolve some of your concerns at least :)