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Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...Lord, Lord Lester, and the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss. I congratulate other noble Lords who have spoken in this debate, although I have to confess that I had a few moments of same-sex marriage déjà-vu, particularly during the remarks of the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, and the noble Lord, Lord Farmer. I congratulate also the noble Lord, Lord Marks, on bringing...

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Health Systems (Developing Countries) (11 December 2014)

Fiona Bruce: ...report. First, in response to recommendation 14, the Government state that they have shown leadership on working with women and girls, “nutrition, female genital mutilation and early and forced child marriage, all of which require dismantling cultural barriers.” I commend the Government’s work in this area, which gets to the heart of effective aid. It is not just about...

Unpaid Carers — Question (8 December 2014)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: My Lords, do the Government regret whipping against and voting down the amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which would have revealed how much blood-relative carers contribute to the economy? Is the suggestion of several billion pounds annually very far adrift? Is that why the Government did not want it made public? Will the Minister now tell us what these blood-relative carers...

Business of the House (4 December 2014)

Kate Green: May we have a statement on the Government’s position on humanist marriage? During the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, there was strong support across both Houses for the principle of humanist marriage, but there are now reports that the Government are receiving spurious advice that it is not possible to proceed with legal marriage on the basis of licensing a...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships (2 December 2014)

Nicholas Boles: ...supported abolition of civil partnership • The majority were against closing civil partnership to new couples • Over three-quarters were against opening up civil partnership to opposite sex couples. Several important organisations thought it was too soon to consider making changes to civil partnership – this should wait until we know the impact of extending marriage to...

Humanist Marriage — Question (1 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Ashton of Hyde: I do not accept that we have not done everything that we said we would do. During the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in 2013, it was agreed that there would be a consultation. That has taken place. It lasted for 12 weeks and the replies have come in. We agreed that we would provide an answer by 1 January 2015.

Religion and Belief: British Public Life — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014)

Lord Haskel: ...that their own religious authorities do not have the courage or the will to resolve. For example, Liberal Judaism accepts civil divorce, in the sense of not requiring people to undergo any further religious divorce procedure. In the same way it accepts same-sex marriage, because it is the law of the land—and that is the way it should be.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Pre-Council Statement (27 November 2014)

Theresa May: ...forms. The Government support the principle of reducing red tape and costs and welcome recent amendments to both parts of the proposal which have limited the list of documents in scope to core civil status documents, such as birth, death and marriage certificates. They also welcome ongoing discussions to replace the proposed multilingual forms with simple translations of the original...

Recall of MPs Bill: Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, etc. (24 November 2014)

That the draft Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 15 October, be approved.

Recall of MPs Bill: Marriage (24 November 2014)

That the draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 24 October, be approved. That the draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 15 October,...

Recall of MPs Bill: New Clause 2 — Recall condition: method of petitioning an election court (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Watkinson: ...reason” could comprise such a wide spectrum as to invite frivolous petitions and could include, for example, disapproval of an MP’s political or religious views on controversial subjects such as: a Member’s sexual orientation, entering a same-sex marriage, capital punishment, euthanasia, abortion, smoking, hunting, alcohol, drugs, gambling and local planning matters. We...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Deech: My Lords, it might surprise the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, to know that I am absolutely with him on the importance of marriage. I have spent much of my academic career writing about it in an atmosphere where I was almost a lone voice. I am with him all the way. I wish there was more we could do about it without being accused of claiming the moral high ground and so forth. Nevertheless, I have...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (21 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received on the teaching of British values as they relate to same sex marriage and relationships; and if she will make a statement.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Digital Impact — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014)

Lord Farmer: ...have to be tech-savvy for their own and for the country’s economic competitiveness. But as we have heard today, safeguards are essential because children are breathtakingly vulnerable to the commercialisation and sexualisation of society. Not only are they imbibing values from strangers and learning about relationships from soap storylines and soft porn—or worse—they are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014)

Crispin Blunt: Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker—I had not spotted the opportunity. The Prime Minister will know that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was built on the twin pillars of equality and support for marriage. Will he now put a rocket under the Ministry of Justice to ensure that, under this Administration, we can deliver the same rights for those who want to celebrate their...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014 (18 November 2014)

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (18 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Jenkin of Roding: My Lords, I too support these regulations. Perhaps I might just respond to the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, by reminding him that there was only one party that actually included same-sex marriage in its manifesto. That was the Conservative Party. The Conservative Party was the only one to promise the original Act in its manifesto. Having said that, I too rejoice that this now has complete...

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 (18 November 2014)

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Humanist Marriages (11 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Simon Hughes: As the hon. Lady will know, this Government are the first ever to have addressed the question of humanist weddings in England and Wales. Following the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the Government are honouring their commitment to hold a review. That review finished in September, and more than 1,900 people responded. We will honour our commitment to produce a report...

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