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Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Christina McKelvie: ...on that. Back in 1968—which I should say was a fantastic year, because it was the year of my birth, if I can be so twee—187 women sewing machinists at the Ford Dagenham factory in east London struck against sex discrimination in job grading. The women had been placed in the unskilled B grade, although they did the same level and quality of work making car seat covers as the...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Danny Kinahan: During that debate we highlighted the fact that, out of the £80 million in the social investment fund, only £1 million had been spent. I also showed that shared education, the racial equality strategy, same-sex marriage and many more things were all stalled by the Executive. I also raised the fact that welfare reform could not be agreed, because Sinn Féin had pulled...

European Union Referendum Bill: Report (2nd Day) (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...the domain covered by Amendment 25, in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, by implying that if we are not in the EU we will not be a full member of Europol, as Norway is not—it has a sort of observer status. The same applies to referring to Eurojust as a sort of club of prosecutors which makes sure that we catch, and can prosecute, these major criminals. As the noble Lord, Lord...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: LGBT People (23 Nov 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: The Government is considering the findings of the statutory review into survivor benefits in occupational pension schemes that was required by section 16 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. The Review provided important information on the benefits, costs and other effects of eliminating or reducing differences in survivor benefit provision. The Government will respond to the Review...

Human Rights: UK Application — Question (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Lexden: ...denied the right to marry one another if they wish to do so, while my gay friends in London can exercise that right? The first civil partnership in the United Kingdom took place in Belfast, but a same-sex marriage is impossible there. Has the time not come to review the scope and extent of the so-called Sewel convention, under which this wholly unfair state of affairs has arisen? While we...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Mark Menzies: I agree with the Secretary of State that it is right that we trust the Scottish Parliament on this important issue. It has shown itself to be progressive on issues such as same-sex marriage and has important legislative powers on health and the judicial system, so I urge him to carry on with this measure and ensure that the Scottish Parliament is given the accountability it needs.

Pornography — Motion to Take Note (5 Nov 2015)

Baroness Murphy: ...the pornography which is so prevalent in society that hardly anybody worries about it any more. I am talking about the stuff available in hotel rooms that can be subscribed to, the top-shelf magazines, and the sex videos on sale in R18 shops, only for adults. Much of it is pretty silly stuff. It is highly enjoyable for those who like watching ordinary heterosexual pornography. It is used...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (2 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...of generosity. When my predecessor responded to the most recent motion on the subject, on 27 April this year, he referred to his feeling of déjà vu. Having listened to, essentially, the exact same arguments on this occasion, I have a similar feeling. I wonder whether the debate on this motion represents the best use of the Assembly's time. We have heard various opinions as to...

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 Oct 2015)

Lord Bates: all those organisations that work in the field of prostitution helping people to find a way out of this lifestyle. Regardless of the legal position of prostitution in the UK, the law on rape and sexual assault is clear and unequivocal. We expect every report of sexual violence and rape to be treated seriously from the time it is reported, every victim to be treated with dignity, and...

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 Oct 2015)

Lord Dholakia: one of Britain’s core values. Britain has been at the forefront of legislative and other machinery to establish equality of opportunity for all its citizens, with strong new legislation on race, disability, gender, age, faith and sexual orientation. It is equally true that for too long we have assumed that our liberties are protected by a set of traditions and customary activities...

Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (21 Oct 2015)

Tim Loughton: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to provide that opposite sex couples may enter a civil partnership; and for connected purposes. The eagle-eyed among those remaining in the Chamber will have spotted that this Bill has form. It is identical to the Bill I brought before the House last year, and it mirrors the amendment I proposed...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)

Johnny Mercer: doubt at all that the party is changing. I am proud of our current Prime Minister for the direction he is taking us in. I am one of those who thought that one of the Prime Minister’s bravest moves was to bring in same-sex marriage. I would have struggled to be here today without his personal stewardship, and, when we are winning in places like Plymouth, it is clear for all to see....

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commonwealth: Marriage (19 Oct 2015)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that same-sex marriages are recognised in all Commonwealth countries; and what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence he has had on this issue.

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Stormont (12 Oct 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...recycling, allowing the National Crime Agency to work in Northern Ireland, the provision of services and support for military veterans, to prevent Ministers even being held to account, and, of course, to stop same-sex marriage. It is obvious that the petition of concern no longer protects minority groups, but in many instances has actively been used to undermine them. The intention was...

Scottish Parliament: Civil Partnerships (Mixed-sex Couples) (29 Sep 2015)

Patrick Harvie: As the member who proposed, when civil partnerships were first being debated, that they should be created on the basis of equality and therefore open to mixed-sex couples as well as same-sex couples, I, like most members, was very happy to welcome that principle of equality being applied to marriage. There is now no legal bar on same-sex couples marrying, and that is based on a principle of...

LGBTI Citizens Worldwide — Motion to Take Note (17 Sep 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...local mission to use its website as a platform for an LGB&T—as it was then—activist blogger. I would also like to draw attention to our consular work, highlighting that some of our posts now offer same-sex marriages, with one such union prompting the Seychelles to reassert its commitment to decriminalise sex between same-sex couples, so things can change. Our embassy in...

Civil Partners: Siblings — Question (9 Sep 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, the Government have no plans to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable siblings to register as civil partners. Civil partnerships are the equivalent of a marriage: a loving union. They were created to enable same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship at a time when marriage was not possible for them.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: LGBT People (4 Aug 2015)

Baroness Altmann: The capitalised cost of eliminating all differences in survivor benefits because of sexual orientation is estimated at £120 million, as set out in the Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes. Although all differences because of sexual orientation in the provision of survivor benefits would be eliminated, differences because of sex would remain. This would mean that...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: .... Take the Supreme Court case of Bull and Bull—touched on recently, if perhaps a little tendentiously, by the noble Lord, Lord Maginnis—which held that Christian hotelkeepers, however strongly held their belief that homosexual practices are sinful, could not on that ground alone refuse to let a double-bed room to a homosexual couple. The court pointed out that Strasbourg...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships Act 2004 (14 Jul 2015)

Caroline Dinenage: The Government has no plans to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to opposite sex couples. The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership. The Government published a report, following...

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