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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Church and State (1 Feb 2016)

Lord Scriven: ...’s Government whether they plan to set up a commission to look at the question of the disestablishment of the Church of England, in the light of the communiqué from Anglican Primates about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Marriage (28 Jan 2016)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the recent communiqué from Anglican Primates about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (28 Jan 2016)

Hanzala Malik: It is with interest that I speak about the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, which aims to bring Scottish law up to date with changes in society’s view of domestic abuse and with technological changes, to reflect our improved understanding of the issues. Members talked about non-consensual sharing of images. I add my voice to the calls for the bill to cover the sharing...

Marriage: Humanist Ceremonies — Question (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulks: What Parliament decided, in Section 14 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, was of course that the Secretary of State should arrange a review, which the Secretary of State did—that is the Law Commission review—and that he has a power rather than a duty to make the order which the noble Baroness refers to. It is of course quite right that Scotland has operated a different...

HIV and AIDS — Question for Short Debate (18 Jan 2016)

Lord Cashman: ...who were expendable, but because of the noble Lord’s courage, leadership and determination, we were not seen to be so in this country. There are generations of gay men, lesbians and men who have sex with men, not only here but elsewhere, who owe the noble Lord a deep debt of gratitude, and I am privileged to echo something which, if they had the opportunity to do so, they would say....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Marriage: Northern Ireland (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Faulks on 18 November (HL Deb, col 132), whether they have commended the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to the Northern Ireland Executive; and if not, what are the reasons behind the decision not to do so.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Baroness Featherstone: ...spearheaded the campaign in the coalition Government to address FGM both here and abroad. What I found as I went across the world is that where they oppress and suppress women, they do even worse to homosexuals, and the Commonwealth has a very, very long way to go on this. That brings me on to LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is my happy place in politics. In case not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Religious Buildings (14 Dec 2015)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military chapels there are in England and Wales; and how many such chapels are registered to conduct (a) same-sex and (b) other marriages.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage: Northern Ireland (10 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on the legal recognition in Northern Ireland of same-sex marriages which have been registered elsewhere in the UK.

Marriage Registration Certificates — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (8 Dec 2015)

Anne McLaughlin: ...good bit—or the interesting bit; it is all good: “Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.” I am delighted to offer my wholehearted support to those looking for gender equality on marriage certificates. I commend those in the House and outside it who have campaigned on the issue for many years now, and I congratulate the right...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (8 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the legal recognition in Northern Ireland of same-sex marriages which have been registered elsewhere in the UK.

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...

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