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Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Baroness Jolly: ...at both national and international level to improve the rights of women everywhere, and our involvement at CSW is one way to do this. CSW is the primary forum of the United Nations for promoting gender equality and the human rights of women and girls. As such, participating in its annual meeting allows the UK to display leadership in gender equality, to campaign for women’s rights on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools (22 July 2014)

John Hemming: I support equal marriage, but a number of my constituents, both Muslim and non-Muslim, do not. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is very important to make a distinction between people with socially conservative views, and those who have extremist or divisive views? We must not be seen to be attacking people with socially conservative views.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I am pleased to support my noble friend Lord Sharkey’s amendment. He has done all those who are committed to real equality for gay men and women, living and dead, a great service. I hope he has also ensured that Wednesday’s Prom will be a sell-out, as indeed it should be. I make three points in favour of what seems to be a sensible, proportionate and long overdue...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014)

Baroness Howarth of Breckland: ...from a different angle: how, whatever we take forward, we convey it clearly and accurately to the general public. Like everyone else, I had a huge postbag; I think that it has been matched by equal marriage and, before that, hunting. From that, it was quite clear that, alongside those who supported the Bill because they thought that they had a right to end their life—never mind...

Business of the House (17 July 2014)

Angela Eagle: .... The Prime Minister says his new Cabinet is a team that represents Britain, but it is 95% white, 77% male and nearly 50% privately educated. That is not a Britain that most people recognise. The Prime Minister appointed an equalities Minister who voted against gay marriage and sacked his own Minister for modernisation. It is no wonder that the Deputy Prime Minister just said on the radio...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage (15 July 2014)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what the fee will be to convert civil partnerships to marriage; and on what basis that fee was calculated.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage (15 July 2014)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities when the Government will issue guidance to local authorities on the procedure for converting civil partnerships to marriage.

Legal Systems: Rule of Law — Motion to Take Note (10 July 2014)

Baroness Flather: .... In India there was one difference. There were a lot of personal laws. There was a Hindu law, a Muslim law and possibly a Christian law and a number of different personal laws about things such as marriage, adoption and inheritance. I fear that we might be starting to allow that in this country. Every country should have a single system of law and not allow people who come from different...

Caste Discrimination (9 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Adam Holloway: ...victims of humiliation or harassment and sometimes they face being fired. So is there a form of hidden apartheid within our shores? After some brave and necessary moves by our Home Secretary to outlaw such things as forced marriage, can we really continue to excuse ourselves for not putting people who practice this casteism on the wrong side of the law? There has been a timeline to this....

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (8 July 2014)

Nia Griffith: ...bishops, giving them 12 out of 300 seats. Given that the Church of England is not the established Church in all parts of the UK and has shown a much less than enthusiastic approach to adopting UK equality legislation, particularly on women and same-sex marriage, will he consider in any future proposals he brings forward either reducing the percentage of bishops or removing them altogether...

Women and Equalities: Marriage Certificates (3 July 2014)

Sharon Hodgson: Can the Minister tell us how much it would cost to bring marriage certificates into the 21st century? If he cannot, why are his colleagues in the Home Office team saying that it would be too expensive? What price do he and the Government place on equality?

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage Certificates (3 July 2014)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities what progress she has made on modernising marriage certificates.

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas (3 July 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...an ambitious agenda for the year ahead, including how we will continue to bring international and domestic work on violence against women and girls closer together. The International Development (Gender Equality) Act came into force on 13th May. This act, strongly supported by the Secretary of State for International Development, makes it law for the UK to consider gender equality before...

Written Ministerial Statements — International Development: Tackling Violence against Women and Girls Overseas (3 July 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: ...an ambitious agenda for the year ahead, including how we will continue to bring international and domestic work on violence against women and girls closer together. The International Development (Gender Equality) Act came into force on 13 May. This Act, strongly supported by the Secretary of State for International Development, makes it law for the UK to consider gender equality before it...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...25 include the income and earning capacity of the parties, contributions made to maintaining the home and children, the financial needs and obligations of the parties, the age of the parties, the duration of the marriage and any physical or mental disability suffered by either. The noble Baroness’s Bill provides that Section 25 will be repealed and will therefore no longer have...

British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (25 June 2014)

John Denham: ...homophobic. Much has changed today. None of the values listed explicitly challenges racism, sexism or homophobia. We have to dig into the draft regulations to read that British values are to be interpreted as meaning the Equality Act 2010. I wonder how many commentators, or indeed Government Members, realise that the Act is now the legal baseline for British values. I welcome the Act, but...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 June 2014)

Richard Fuller: ...that we get people out of poverty and into successful, safe and stable lives. We therefore need a Government who are a prepared to ask challenging questions and set themselves targets for change. Equally, we need our NGOs to recognise that they may have to yield their role at times because they do not have the skill sets needed to get to the next stage of development. I am pleased that the...

Asylum Seekers: Uganda — Question (18 June 2014)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ..., no one will have failed to notice the conference on ending sexual violence in conflict which took place here last week. We lead the way in many areas of human rights, and the legalisation of gay marriage in this country is certainly a step forward in terms of human rights and equality. I think that we can be leaders in this area.

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