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Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014)

Edward Leigh: ...and free, and with more control over the Executive. The primary system opens up the relevance of MPs to their own people. This is not an appropriate moment to talk about the issues I sometimes mention, but everybody knows that I may have my own views on gay marriage, overseas development and wind farms being put in my constituency through a very generous subsidy system. I may also have my...

Business of the House (10 April 2014)

Kevin Brennan: We now have a women’s Minister who could not also have the equalities brief because she voted against gay marriage, and an equalities Minister who said that there were no women members of the Monetary Policy Committee because it was appointed on merit. May we have the novel innovation of a joint statement by the women’s Minister and the equalities Minister so that we can find out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ...allowance would be increased even further in 2015-16. That means that more people will now be able to gain from the measure and by a higher amount. Let me remind the Committee of the purpose of the policy. Marriage is an important institution in this country and I have been struck by the contributions from both sides recognising that point. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North...

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...in respect of sexual orientation and gender identity is a welcome step. Let me conclude by saying that I believe the Government’s record on promoting LGBT rights is second to none. This week we have seen the first gay marriages in the UK take place. I am proud that last Saturday I attended one of the first same-sex marriages in the UK, between the excellent mayor of Exmouth, John...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 March 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of corrective rape and discrimination against LGBT people, but the law sets a strong framework. Other countries are not making such good progress, however. The Australian High Court recently overturned legislation in Parliament allowing for same-sex marriages. India has recriminalised homosexuality following its Supreme Court reinstating in December a ban on same-sex relationships—a...

Assisted Suicide — Question for Short Debate (5 March 2014)

Lord Warner: ...their exit from the world. I gently suggest to them that they are on the wrong side of history on this issue and that they risk ending up like the opponents of abortion, of the abolition of hanging and of gay marriage in a kind of “Jurassic Park” civil society.

Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 — Motions to Approve (27 February 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...taking through these SIs now. As my noble friend Lady Barker has said, what a joy it was to wear the pink carnations of the noble Lord, Lord Alli, and to go outside and be serenaded by the London Gay Men’s Chorus. It really was a tremendous joy. Extending marriage to same-sex couples is about righting a historical unfairness. The principles and arguments for doing this have already...

Business of the House: Parliamentary Representation (27 February 2014)

Margot James: ...progress. I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your support for all that work, which I hope will continue. I will say a little bit about the sort of changes that we can make when we get here. The number of lesbian and gay people on our Benches now makes quite a big difference. Ministers across all Departments are very busy people. I am glad to say that all the Ministers I know are fully committed...

Immigration Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (10 February 2014)

Baroness Barker: ...reduced to passing laws on the basis of what the Daily Mail might think is the truth. In the time available to me, I shall pass on to one other issue. I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Leicester for his thoughtful speech. On the issue of sham marriages and civil partnerships, I understand that the Government believe that there are between 4,000 and 10,000—we are back...

Scottish Parliament: Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (4 February 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Marco Biagi: Above all with the bill, which will shortly become law, I want it to be even handed. I want the same protections and provisions to apply to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to those who are not LGBT, including those who oppose the bill. Whenever the Equality Act 2010 is mentioned in the Equal Opportunities Committee, my colleague John Mason mentions the prospect of a...

Scottish Parliament: Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (4 February 2014) See 12 other results from this debate

Jackson Carlaw: When this parliamentary year started and we came back from the summer recess in full anticipation of passing momentous legislation on same-sex marriage, my personal assistant greeted me at the office and said, “Have you heard the latest? Neil Bibby and Mark Griffin have got engaged.” There was just a moment before the look on my face made her feel that she needed to qualify that...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Committee (3 February 2014)

Lord Bew: ...devolved matters for the Assembly which are, as it were, matters which stay in Northern Ireland, if I can put it like that. Whether one approves or disapproves, the Northern Ireland Assembly’s view on gay marriage is an issue that is internal to Northern Ireland. Another issue that does not quite stay in Northern Ireland is the position of the Northern Ireland Assembly on abortion,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (29 January 2014)

Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and the legality of same-sex marriage in UK Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nigeria (27 January 2014)

Baroness Warsi: We are aware of reports that, following the Presidential assent of the Same Sex Marriage Bill on 7 January 2014, a number of men were arrested in Nigeria, having been accused of homosexual activity. We are seeking further detail from the Nigerian authorities. The UK opposes the criminalisation of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and opposes any discrimination on the...

Flooding — Question (22 January 2014)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...reports of the damage caused in Somerset, where people on the Levels are still having to use boats. The Conservative MP is blaming the Environment Agency. I suppose that that is better than blaming gay marriage. Can the Minister please reassure the House that the flooding in that county and elsewhere has had nothing to do with the reduction in investment in flood defences by more than...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Sexual Orientation Strategy (10 December 2013) See 3 other results from this debate

Jim Allister: I think that that is a surprising and dangerous comparison to make in taking what he would call the gay community and saying that, in some way, because we make special provision for kids who have special educational needs, we should make special provision for the gay community.  We make special educational needs provision for children who are in that position because of an element of...

Gay-to-straight Conversion Therapy (20 November 2013)

Norman Lamb: ...happy to meet with all of them or a group of them to discuss the matter further. That is an open offer, which I make genuinely. The Government have a proud record of supporting the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Most recently, we witnessed and welcomed the enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. Our support for the legislation demonstrates absolutely our belief...

Scottish Parliament: Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (20 November 2013) See 15 other results from this debate

Alex Neil: ...a number of religious organisations and churches are very much in favour of the proposed legislation—the Quakers being a good example. Until now, they have not been allowed to carry out same-sex marriages, and they want to be allowed to do so. We have carefully considered the need for wider protections across society as a whole. The issues are challenging ones, and we have to respect...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Commonwealth Meeting and the Philippines (18 November 2013)

David Cameron: We have a very clear view that there should be proper rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and we do raise these issues, including at the Commonwealth meeting, as the Minister of State and the Foreign Secretary did. The report that the hon. Lady mentions is an excellent report. It is still depressing that so many countries persecute gay people, but there has in some...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — [Mr David Amess in the Chair] (6 November 2013)

Nigel Evans: ...people will rightly talk about poverty alleviation, education, access to water and drugs, and meeting the millennium development goals, but one subject that does not get much attention is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In parts, the Commonwealth is failing on that. Within the Commonwealth, 40 countries still criminalise aspects of LGBT life. Of those 40 countries, 14 are in...

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