Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Open Letter To Market Research Company MyVoice On LGBT Equality

To Whom It May Concern; 

I registered to contribute to your [market] researches but disappointed that you seem not to recognize Civil Partnership. An example is the link below (a research I was sent to fill out) which asks for the following...

  • Single
  • Married / Living as married
  • Widowed
  • Divorced / Separate
I find this ignorant and disrespectful of the equality [legislation] that this country (UK) is trying to accord all section of the society.


If I may point out to you - and may be, possibly raise your awareness, shamefully, by the existing current laws of the United Kingdom, a person in a Civil Partnership is not considered to be married. While this is being worked on to regularized and implement equality in marriage, people in Civil Partnerships would like to see a recognition, which in no way means that they accept being treated like second-class citizens, but that they know that the statistics is vital in various strata of society so that appropriate services would be provided to them. I think this benefits companies and business who can use the statistics to tailore their goods and services to attracting this section of the society.

I take a strong objection to your continuous disregard of our [LGBT] existence in your market research and would encourage you to please made this amends in line with the current state of policy in this country.

Your Sincerely, 
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MyVoiceUK replied as follows:
Dear Godwyns,

Please excuse us for the inconvenience. We will advise our clients to include the option in their questionnaires. Thank you for the feedback.


Regards,

MyVoice Support

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