Mr Hilton Dawson

Former Labour MP for Lancaster and Wyre

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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Mr Hilton Dawson generally voted for equal gay rights

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Major votes

  • On 12 Oct 2004: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Mr Hilton Dawson 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: Mr Hilton Dawson voted to repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 1998: Mr Hilton Dawson 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

Minor votes

  • On 9 Nov 2004: Mr Hilton Dawson voted no on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Mr Hilton Dawson voted against requiring reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Mr Hilton Dawson voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Mr Hilton Dawson was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Mr Hilton Dawson voted yes on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Mr Hilton Dawson was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Mr Hilton Dawson 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: Mr Hilton Dawson 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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