Liz Blackman

Former Labour MP for Erewash

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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Liz Blackman generally voted for equal gay rights

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Major votes

  • On 19 Mar 2007: Liz Blackman voted yes on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Liz Blackman voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Liz Blackman voted against allowing mixed sex marriages which become a same sex marriage to remain valid as long as neither party objected. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Liz Blackman voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 1998: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Crime and Disorder Bill — Reduction of Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts to 16 Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 May 2008: Liz Blackman voted no on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Liz Blackman voted no on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Liz Blackman voted no on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Liz Blackman voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Liz Blackman voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Liz Blackman voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Liz Blackman voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Liz Blackman voted yes on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Liz Blackman 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: Liz Blackman was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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