Armed Forces (Gay People)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25 February 2013.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton 2:30, 25 February 2013

At the turn of the millennium, the previous Labour Government ended the ban on homosexual men, lesbians and transgender personnel serving in our armed forces. Given that only one of the

Minister’s Defence colleagues voted in favour of equal marriage, can he explain what message he thinks that sends about this Government’s commitment to equality in our armed forces?