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Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014)

Elaine Murray: ...worse when I was young—but we have not made the strides that I would have thought that we might have been able to make over the past 60 years. After all, 100 years ago, women did not even have the vote and had no right to employment after marriage. The fact that we still have a fair way to go is disappointing, but I agree with those who have said that society’s attitudes to...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games (Legacy) (7 August 2014)

Kenneth Gibson: ...a very tongue-in-cheek way. I was proud that Scotland chose to demonstrate that we are a nation that is tolerant and inclusive, regardless of people’s faith, race, gender or sexuality. In the year in which Scotland passed same-sex marriage legislation, and in the knowledge that many competing nations still criminalise homosexuality, I believe that it was important that Scotland sent...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ..., I mentioned Malawi’s human rights and the fact that Scotland is a tolerant and open country that believes in equality. I pointed to some of the steps that we have taken in that regard, such as the same-sex marriage legislation that we introduced. I said that we understood that Malawi operates in a regional context, that Malawi is on a journey and that we want it to make progress....

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 — Question (30 July 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Lord Fowler: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the enactment and operation of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Reid of Cardowan: In the profound spirit of liberalism and ecumenicism that has pervaded his speech, could the Minister have a look at the rules concerning Catholic marriages in the Crypt?

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

Baroness Jolly: ...including ending violence against women and girls, economic empowerment, leadership and participation in decision-making, strengthened data collection and disaggregation by sex and age, and ending harmful practices, including child early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation. That picks up on a point made by my noble friend Lady Nicholson of Winterbourne. Next year, on the 20th...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...stupendous is happening, as the hon. Members for Darlington (Jenny Chapman) and for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith) are marrying each other. It would be remiss of us not to add our congratulations to all three of them as they enter into the honourable institution of marriage. With that in mind, we wish them a happy marriage, good health and long life. Madam Deputy Speaker, I thank you, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

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.

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...Council went to the Ifo camp in Dadaab to train men in the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence. In the Ifo 2 camp, the Kenya Red Cross held sessions for adolescent girls on issues of HIV/AIDS, early marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Although that work is commendable, the fact that such training and sessions are necessary shows just how...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Social Networking (22 July 2014)

David Lidington: ...Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 17 corporate twitter accounts, including a central @foreignoffice account. The other accounts are for support to British nationals overseas, work on forced marriage, communications in Arabic and Urdu, and a range of other priorities such as recruitment, ending sexual violence in conflict and our policy on Europe. Six Ministers and the Permanent...

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

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...some cases, the death penalty when they display that love. We have done much in recent years to show those countries that we are absolutely setting our own house in order. The Protection of Freedoms Act and the equal marriage Act were hugely important parts of that process. Now it seems to me we have another opportunity to show the states that maintain repressive regimes how we have...

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

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: the relationship to be an issue of public concern. I urge that we think about the implications of the drafting. In Canada, a woman’s career has been held in abeyance. She has remained in a marriage because of her commitment to it, but certainly it is causing problems. It is really an issue about consent: has a person consented to the disclosure of intimate photographs? It is not...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014) defining exploitation of children by the worst excesses of exploitation, which are already in various international instruments. Examples are domestic slavery and many other things that we already know, such as illegal child marriage and benefit fraud. It is all these things, including street crime and begging. Most people would accept that that was exploitation of a criminal nature, as...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014)

...been committed. The risk was there, the evidence or intelligence was there and therefore you could get an order to stop the offence being committed. It is similar to antisocial behaviour orders or forced marriage prevention orders and that is how I envisage that working. We would not be involved at that stage because there was not an offence to prosecute.

Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage Certificates (21 July 2014)

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the mothers of brides and grooms to be named on marriage certificates.

Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage of Convenience (21 July 2014)

Liam Fox: ...plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Independent Chief Inspector's report on the Rights of European Citizens and their Spouses to Come to the UK, published on 19 June 2014, on sham marriages among non-EEA nationals in order to gain UK residency.

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Dholakia: ...has faced many serious issues: the abolition of slavery, the reform of abortion laws, the reform of laws on homosexuality, the abolition of capital punishment and, as recently as last year, the promotion of same-sex marriages. These issues do not sit comfortably with many in our community, but your Lordships’ House is well equipped to deal with this particular matter in Committee.

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