Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:40 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats 1:40 pm, 19th April 2017

I do not, and I tell the hon. Gentleman this: I am very proud to have gone through the Aye Lobby in the coalition Government when the Liberal Democrats introduced gay marriage and equal marriage, and, indeed, did not go as far as they should have in recognising transgender rights. There is much more to be done, and if we campaign in this election, as we will, for an open, tolerant, united society, we will need to make sure we are not in any way complacent about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and not just here, but in other parts of the world, particularly given what is going on in Chechnya at the moment.