Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

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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Jeremy Corbyn consistently 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 22 Jun 1998: Jeremy Corbyn 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.
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Jeremy Corbyn 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.
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Jeremy Corbyn 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.
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Jeremy Corbyn 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.
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show full debate
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 16 May 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show full debate
  • On 20 May 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show full debate
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show full debate
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 Show full debate
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Show full debate
  • On 25 May 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted to allow mixed sex marriages which become a same sex marriage to remain valid as long as neither party object. Show full debate
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show full debate
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show full debate
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Jeremy Corbyn voted yes on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show full debate
  • On 20 May 2008: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show full debate
  • On 20 May 2008: Jeremy Corbyn voted no on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show full debate
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show full debate
  • On 21 May 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show full debate
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted to enable the courts to deal with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the marriage of, a same sex couple. Show full debate
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show full debate
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Jeremy Corbyn voted to make same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show full debate

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