Commercial goods and services

It is unlawful to turn away customers because of their sexual orientation. It is also unlawful to advertise in a way that implies that customers of a particular sexual orientation are unwelcome.

However, it is not unlawful to provide commercial goods and services that are likely to be of more interest to people of a particular sexual orientation than to others of a different sexual orientation. 

Example

A travel company that organises holidays can target its services at lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. This is lawful discrimination.

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2009