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Business of the House (25 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Diana R. Johnson: During the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, Rev. Melvin Tinker in Hull told me that if I supported it, he would instruct his congregation not to vote for me. That might have something to do with why my majority went from 641 to 12,899. However, this weekend he has equated homosexuality with paedophilia and put it in the same category. May we please have a debate in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies: Marriage (23 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many same-sex couples have married in UK Consulates under the Consular Marriage and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 in each country.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Viral Diseases (9 June 2015)

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what comparative research his Department has made on the incidence of Hepatitis B and HIV infection in the population of (a) men who have sex with men (MSM) and (b) the MSM population in civil partnerships or same sex marriages; what assessment his Department has made on this incidence in respect of the safety of blood donation; and if he will make a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 June 2015)

Angela Crawley: .... I was lucky to have strong role models and to access education based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. I would like to ensure that all young people across these islands have that same opportunity. Unfortunately, the story of poverty still echoes throughout many parts of my constituency today. Inequality and a lack of prospects for young people are crippling those who need...

Humanist Marriages — Question (2 June 2015)

Lord Faulks: I understand what my noble friend says about the approach to marriage which this House approved in the Marriages (Same Sex Couples) Act. It was a significant achievement of the Government. I understand the sense of frustration that he may feel that the Government are not moving swiftly enough. I assure my noble friend that while due speed will be shown in looking at this, because of the wider...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 June 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...to the power that the Secretary of State has to consider responding to the challenge that IPP prisoners face. Of course, he and the House will be aware that a Secretary of State has to consider the individual and their tariff sentence but at the same time has to be minded about the Parole Board’s assessment of whether any individual may be a risk if released into society. It is...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (1st Day) (27 May 2015)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ..., on becoming Deputy Leader of this House; he is a paragon of calm in what I am sure will sometimes be stormy waters. Before working with the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, as Deputy Leader, we worked closely together as we steered the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill through your Lordships’ House. I am sure she agrees that it is one of our proudest achievements in ministerial office...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (27 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Debate resumed on motion: That this Assembly welcomes the marriage equality referendum in the South of Ireland; notes that a growing number of Parliaments across the world have embraced, and legislated for, marriage equality; respects the rights of the religious institutions to define, observe and practise marriage within their beliefs; and calls on the Executive to legislate for marriage...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Homophobic Remarks: DUP (27 April 2015)

Peter Robinson: ...equally subject to it. This party will defend the legal rights of everyone in our community and promote equality of opportunity. My party opposes any form of discrimination, whether it relates to sexual orientation or any other issue. In articulating public policy, we are mindful — I trust that every section of the House will be mindful — of the need for it to be conducted...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Sexual Orientation Strategy: Dragged Out (27 April 2015)

Peter Robinson: Again, we come back to the definition of marriage. I suspect that the Assembly discussed that for some considerable time before Question Time began. The definition of marriage that many of us recognise is that it is an ordinance handed down by God for the procreation of children to ensure that a man and a woman can get married. If there is a same-sex relationship, that is catered for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (27 April 2015) See 9 other results from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...: "It's like déjà vu all over again." I know how he felt. This is the fourth time this subject has been debated in this Assembly term, and it is déjà vu all over again. Effectively, it is the same motion, tabled by the same people, with the same MLAs speaking, saying the same things, with most probably the same outcome. I note that the call to action in the motion is...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015)

Lord Deben: ...serious faults in this amendment which need to be considered. My worry is simply this. This Bill is one of the Bills in the last five years which makes one proud to be part of the legislative process. The same-sex marriage Bill, the decision to give a very fixed amount of money to developing countries as an absolute necessity and now this Bill have shown this country in a remarkable light....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Partnerships (25 March 2015)

Lord Black of Brentwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil partnerships have been registered since the commencement of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (24 March 2015)

Crispin Blunt: ...the Commonwealth and its institutions provided a suitable vehicle through which to identify and work for one of the causes that I intended to use my parliamentary position to pursue: the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights around the world. Within that nexus, I was happy to become chair of the parliamentary friends of the Kaleidoscope Trust, a non-governmental...

Violence against Women and Girls — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (12 March 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...and girls ruins lives and has a devastating impact on victims and their families. The Government have taken strong measures to tackle all forms of violence and abuse, including domestic violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and stalking. Too many women have been subjected to unacceptable violence. We have heard in contributions to this debate some powerful...

Business of the House: Education Regulations and Faith Schools (12 March 2015)

David Amess: ...of British education. But it is of course also essential to protect freedom of speech and it is in no way true to suggest that these changes would fetter the views of individual teachers or censor the discussion of relevant matters. A teacher who, for instance, disagrees with same-sex marriage because of their Christian faith will not be prevented from expressing that view by these changes...

Child Sexual Exploitation (Rotherham) (26 February 2015)

Sarah Champion: ...trying to support all our survivors: Apna Haq, GROW and the women’s counselling service. Although it was welcome that Rotherham council gave each organisation £20,000 to fast track child sexual exploitation cases, that is only until the end of the financial year. What is needed is long-term investment to enable them to work with victims and survivors in an intensive way and at...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Lord Deben: ...earlier meeting said, “Well, he only says all those things because he’s a Roman Catholic”. I think I will face that. Those Members of your Lordships’ House who took part in the proceedings on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will remember that I spent a good deal of time supporting the Government’s position on that. I do not think anyone can complain that...

Isil: New Clause 1 — Termination of pregnancy on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child (23 February 2015)

Fiona Bruce: ...that the new clause will do nothing to help abused women. It will indeed. It will clarify the law and as Polly Harrar of Jeena International powerfully told me: “What we’ve found with the Forced Marriage Act 2007 was that we were able to use that piece of legislation as a bargaining tool to negotiate with parents, so a young woman could say, ‘You do realise this is a...

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: LGBT People (19 February 2015)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: ...banks and other major companies which have outsourced customer services to overseas countries about the way in which enquiries from United Kingdom citizens who have entered into a civil partnership or same-sex marriage are handled.

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