Janet Anderson

Former Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen

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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Janet Anderson almost always voted for equal gay rights

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 20 May 2008: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Janet Anderson voted no on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Janet Anderson voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Janet Anderson voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Janet Anderson voted against requiring reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Janet Anderson voted to repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Janet Anderson voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Janet Anderson voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Janet Anderson voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Janet Anderson voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Janet Anderson voted yes on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Janet Anderson was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Janet Anderson voted to reduce 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: Janet Anderson voted to reduce 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 22 Jun 1998: Janet Anderson voted to reduce 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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