Meaning of 'compel' No 2

Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Stage: 
LordsC
Proposer: 
Baroness O'Loan, Lord Singh of Wimbledon and Baroness Berridge
Verdict: 
Bad
Synopsis: 

This amendment looks to exclude the opt-in activities from falling under the Equality Act or Human Rights Act definitions of performing a public function.

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Commentary: 

OK, this is not just looking to define the ability of same sex couples to be treated equally, it also seeks to deny us human rights in this area. This is a really sickening amendment.

Amendment: 

After Clause 2
Insert the following new Clause—
“Meaning of “compelled” (No. 2)

For the avoidance of doubt, a person does not exercise a public function for
the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1996, the Equality Act 2010, or
judicial review, when the person—

(a) refrains from undertaking an opt-in activity, or

(b) undertakes an opt-out activity.”

Bill Text: 
Meaning of “compelled” (No. 2)

For the avoidance of doubt, a person does not exercise a public function for
the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1996, the Equality Act 2010, or
judicial review, when the person—

(a) refrains from undertaking an opt-in activity, or

(b) undertakes an opt-out activity.