Global LGBT Rights

Part of Modern Slavery Act 2015 – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 26th October 2017.

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Photo of Ged Killen Ged Killen Labour/Co-operative, Rutherglen and Hamilton West 3:39 pm, 26th October 2017

I absolutely agree with the hon. and learned Lady. The DUP would also do well to look east towards Scotland and to the example that we are setting there. It is a short journey from Glasgow to Belfast, but what a change in rights we see when we make that journey. The cost of the agreement that held this Government together was £1 billion. Why were LGBTI rights and equality for all UK citizens not part of that deal? What kind of example can we hope to set for the rest of the world when we reward homophobia with a place in the Government? Silence and inaction are not an option. It is time for the Government to put their mouth where their money is.