Results 1–20 of 670 for equal marriage

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Inheritance Tax (28 Apr 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...will be exempt, the relationship between the deceased and the beneficiaries usually has no effect on the inheritance tax liability of an estate under the current rules. The children of first marriages and of subsequent marriages, and indeed other beneficiaries of the deceased, will generally be treated in the same way. The Government considered whether children of a first marriage would...

Violence against Women and Girls (Sustainable Development Goals) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Gavin Newlands: ... to mention that, but I have cut my speech down due to time, so I welcome that intervention. We have an opportunity to tackle the entrenched problems that afflict our world, such as poverty, inequality and gender-based violence, and we must seize that opportunity with both hands. In addition to the one in three women who will be victims of physical and sexual violence, 150 million girls...

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Alison Thewliss: ...many unanswered questions about it. The rape clause puts particularly vulnerable women in an extremely difficult position, because the Government do not seem to realise that rape can happen within marriage as well as outside marriage. A woman may be in a relationship where she cannot tell the police about a rape, and no proof that she was raped can be found, but the Government somehow...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Refugees and Resettlement (21 Apr 2016)

James Brokenshire: ...will create an estimated 1.1 million jobs for refugees and host country citizens by 2018. By the end of the 2016/17 school year, 1.7 million refugee and vulnerable children will be in quality education with equal access for girls and boys. Today I am able to announce the results of work with UNHCR and informed by a roundtable with NGOs, local authorities and devolved administrations to...

Backbench Business - Daesh: Genocide of Minoritiesbackbench Business (20 Apr 2016)

Brendan O'Hara: ...by the contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East (Natalie McGarry), who presented a personal and moving testimony. I heard that testimony for the first time last night, but it was equally moving to hear it again this afternoon. My hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) drew a parallel between what happened in Germany and Europe in the 1940s...

Women and Equalities: LGBT Young People (14 Apr 2016)

Michael Fabricant: This Government, and the Prime Minister in particular, have done great things for equality for LGBT people, particularly with regard to gay marriage, but there is one area of terrible inequality—at least one. A promiscuous straight man can have sex with different women every night, and yet that man can give blood. A gay guy can be in a monogamous relationship, and yet he is completely...

Sustainable Development Goals (13 Apr 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...is the second anniversary of the kidnapping of 200 young girls in Nigeria, to which the hon. Member for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Dr Cameron) referred. We have to speak out for women, for diversity and for equality, and on issues such as child marriage. There is a systematic abuse of women and girls, and that issue has to be raised and spoken about today. Seventeen million...

Backbench Business: HIV: Women and Girls — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (12 Apr 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...live in sub-Saharan Africa. We know that that is an extremely impoverished area of the world, but we also know that the culture and policy towards women there is a far cry from the relative gender equality we enjoy here in the west. Indeed, up to 45% of adolescent girls in those poor regions reported their first sexual experience to be forced. That is another shocking statistic. It is...

Registration of Births (23 Mar 2016)

Stella Creasy: ...on the Minister’s list of things to resolve. The situation still exists only because nobody has really looked at it in the 21st century. Why do we treat Kate differently from Penny, Rebecca and Joana? I pay tribute to the organisation Widowed & Young, which has been helping equally all four of the women I mentioned. It recognised the iniquities in the existing system. When those...

Scottish Parliament: Presiding Officer’s Closing Remarks (23 Mar 2016)

Tricia Marwick: ..., and it has changed for the better. Who will ever forget the convulsions over the repeal of section 28 or the debates about civil partnerships? A measure of that change came in 2014 with the passing of the equal marriage bill and the joyous scenes in the public gallery and outside, as this Parliament placed itself firmly on the side of equality and what is now mainstream opinion. Our...

Scottish Parliament: Local Control (22 Mar 2016)

...perhaps he has—as he moves on to greater things. Mr Biagi has made a huge impact in a relatively short time in this place, having been elected in 2011. In that time, he has served as a deputy convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee, where he dealt with the bill on same-sex marriage. In 2014, because he is fast-track young man, he was selected to be the Minister for Local...

Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 — Motion to Approve (15 Mar 2016)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...court proceedings to recover sums of money. On 4 March last year—a year ago—the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, moved a regret Motion, on which I spoke. Frankly, much of what I said then applies with equal—indeed, even greater—force today. I pointed out that there has long been objection even to the basic principle of full cost recovery. The justice system exists for the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business — End of Mandate (15 Mar 2016)

Steven Agnew: .... For that reason, I thank the Bill Office, OFMDFM and Members across the parties for their cooperation in bringing forward that very important law. I have also sought to lead on issues such as marriage equality, transparency and environmental protection. That is why, although I go into the election confident but not complacent, I will be making the argument that we need to keep a Green...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (6th Day) (14 Mar 2016)

Lord Beecham: ...and until last Wednesday it was all rumour—it had been in the previous weekend’s press. Last Wednesday night, in the hours before Thursday’s sitting, the noble Baroness wrote to Members indicating that the taper would be introduced and she enclosed a consultation document, which comprised all of five pages of text and the Government’s response of equal length....

Petition — Improved mobile telephone signal in South Suffolk: Pilgrim Fathers (400th Anniversary) (9 Mar 2016)

John Mann: ...into the Pilgrim compact, which contains the foundation of the US constitution. The compact states that they would establish: “a civil body politic…to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due...

International Women’s Day 2016 (8 Mar 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...and that everyone is able to fulfil their potential in the workplace, regardless of gender or background, so this year the Government are taking a bold step. We will redouble our efforts to complete the fight for equality, starting with the introduction of regulations to require large employers to publish their gender pay gaps. By working with businesses and employees, with a focus on...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...which was perhaps something of a role reversal for many of them in your Lordships’ House. Although there has been an upbeat tone to many contributions, it is fair to say that noble Lords have acknowledged that inequalities persist. As we have heard, women are less likely to be in the House of Commons or the House of Lords. However, I believe that when I entered the House not long...


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