Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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Gay Rights

A vote for gay rights would be a vote for homosexual people to have the same rights as heterosexuals (including for example the ability to marry, an equal age of consent, and the right to adopt) and for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to be illegal.

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Sir David Amess almost always voted against equal gay rights

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 5 Mar 2014: Sir David Amess voted against enabling the courts to deal with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the marriage of, a same sex couple. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Sir David Amess voted against various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Sir David Amess voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Sir David Amess voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Sir David Amess voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Sir David Amess voted yes on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Sir David Amess voted no on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Sir David Amess voted to require reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Sir David Amess voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Sir David Amess voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Sir David Amess voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Sir David Amess voted no on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Sir David Amess was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Sir David Amess voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Sir David Amess voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote

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