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

Kenneth Gibson: ...its culture and promote its values—sometimes in 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...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...minister, 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...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 — Question (30 July 2014) See 8 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.

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...discussions that took place at the time. Indeed, I have heard some accounts from the NGOs that were present. The document that resulted, for example, makes specific references to uphold women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights; there was an agreement to eliminate harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation, which, significantly, would in future...

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

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...overdue measure. First is the straightforward question of logic. If it is right that those who are alive can have quashed, under the Protection of Freedoms Act, convictions for a range of what were once sexual offences between consenting adults of the same sex, why cannot those who died before the law caught up with changes in society? To make a distinction between the living and the dead...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Dholakia: ...be forced to do so, and in whose interest is that life being prolonged?”. Over the years, Parliament 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...

Leader of the House (15 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ..., I welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell of Beeston, to her new role as Leader of the House. The whole House rightly paid tribute to her for the consensual manner in which she piloted the same-sex marriage Bill through your Lordships’ House, and I am sure that she will use those skills as Leader of the House. I wonder whether her skills could also be used to offer a peacemaking...

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

Helen Grant: The proposed fees for converting a civil partnership to marriage have been calculated on a full cost recovery basis. Where comparable processes exist for marriage and civil partnership, for example, for housebound and detained persons, these have been mirrored in the calculations for the conversion fees. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary legislation, the fee to convert a...

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

Nia Griffith: ...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 from the House of Lords?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (3 July 2014)

Sajid Javid: My hon. Friend makes a good point, and I agree with him. He may be interested to know that the Government will today lay the draft regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage. The Government previously said that the cost of conversion would be calculated on a cost recovery basis, and that is correct. We had indicated about 100, but I am happy to say that, in almost all...

Women and Equalities: Marriage Certificates (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Huw Irranca-Davies: The Minister has referred to a range of options. Given that Labour changed the law in respect of same-sex couples and adoption back in 2002, what consideration has he given to ensuring that any changes that may be made to marriage certificates reflect the fact that many individuals now have legal parents of the same sex?

Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (26 June 2014)

Helen Grant: The remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (the Act) will come into force on 10 December 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. These provisions include section 9 of the Act which provides for the conversion of civil partnership into marriage and schedule 5 of the Act which makes provisions concerning married persons or civil partners who change their legal...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (26 June 2014)

Baroness Northover: My Hon friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Helen Grant) has made the following statement: The remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (the Act) will come into force on 10 December 2014, subject to Parliamentary approval. These provisions include section 9 of the Act which provides for the conversion of civil partnership...

Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage (23 June 2014)

Stephen McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has given to local authorities about churches and same sex marriage.

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Richard Fuller: ...of that today. The Human Dignity Trust has brought to my attention two specific pieces of legislation—of course I knew about them before, but it told me the specifics of the penalties. In Uganda, under the Anti-Homosexuality Act, there is seven years’ imprisonment for attempting to commit homosexuality, and in Nigeria, under the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, there is 10...

Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage of Convenience (18 June 2014)

Karen Bradley: Sections 24 and 24A of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 place a duty on registration officers to submit a report to the Home Office where they have reasonable grounds to suspect that a marriage or civil partnership is a sham being entered into for immigration purposes. Table 1 shows the number of section 24/24A reports received in each year since 2009. Same sex marriages only came into...

Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage of Convenience (18 June 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many marriages reported as suspicious or sham were (a) same sex marriages, (b) heterosexual marriages and (c) civil partnerships in each year since 2009.

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