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Ruth Kelly

Former Labour MP for Bolton West

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.

Photo: Amy Schubert (blitheimages)

Ruth Kelly voted a mixture of for and against 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: Ruth Kelly voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Ruth Kelly voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Ruth Kelly voted yes on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Ruth Kelly 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: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Ruth Kelly voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Ruth Kelly voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Ruth Kelly 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: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Crime and Disorder Bill — Reduction of Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts to 16 Show vote

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