David Lidington

Former Conservative MP for Aylesbury

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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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David Lidington generally voted 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.

Key votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Lords Amendments — Abortion — Marriage and Civil Partnerships — Transparency etc. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — New Clause 1 — Marriage of Same-Sex Couples Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: David Lidington voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: David Lidington voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: David Lidington voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: David Lidington voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: David Lidington voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: David Lidington voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: David Lidington voted yes on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: David Lidington voted no on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: David Lidington voted to allow mixed sex marriages which become a same sex marriage to remain valid as long as neither party object. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: David Lidington voted to require reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: David Lidington voted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: David Lidington voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: David Lidington voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: David Lidington voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: David Lidington voted no on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: David Lidington voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: David Lidington voted no on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: David Lidington voted against reducing 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 10 Feb 1999: David Lidington voted against reducing 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: David Lidington voted against reducing 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: David Lidington voted against reducing 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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