Liberal Democrats

F42: Updating the Constitution's Language on Equality and Inclusion

Amendment as passed by conference

Submitted by: 17 members

Mover: George Potter.

Summation: Fraser Graham.


Conference resolves to amend the Constitution as follows.

In the Preamble to the Constitution:

  1. Replace 'race, colour, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation' with 'race, ethnicity, caste, heritage, class, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, gender or sexual orientation'.
  2. Replace 'women and men' with 'people'.

Throughout the Constitution:

  1. Where the words 'he or she is' occur, replace with 'they are'.
  2. Where the words 'his or her' occur, replace with 'their'.

Applicability: Federal.