- persons of the same sex,
- persons of the opposite sex, or
- persons of either sex.
In relation to the protected characteristic of sexual orientation:
- a reference to a person who has a particular protected characteristic is a reference to a person who is of a particular sexual orientation;
- a reference to persons who share a protected characteristic is a reference to persons who are of the same sexual orientation.
LJMU is committed to challenging discrimination and inequality with regard to sexual orientation in all its practices and activities. The Board of Governors and the University Strategic Management Group affirm their responsibility for implementing equality for everyone regardless of sexual orientation in all activities and responsibility of the University. This commitment is consistent with the significant progress the University has already made in this area.
The University will not tolerate any form of discrimination against anyone including people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. To achieve this end, we will work to comply with all requirements in the Equality Act 2010 relating to sexual orientation.
LJMU continues to work with Stonewall, the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.