The primary purpose of the Bill is to codify the complicated and evolving array of Acts and Regulations, which form the basis of anti-discrimination law in the United Kingdom. This is, primarily, the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and three Statutory Instruments protecting discrimination in employment on grounds of religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. This legislation has the same goals as the US Civil Rights Act 1964 and four major EU Equal Treatment Directives. It requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, belief and age. In the case of gender, there are special protections for pregnant women. In the case of disability, employers and service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to accommodate people with handicaps. In this regard, the Equality Bill will not change the law.