Mr William Ross

Former UUP MP for East Londonderry

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 William Ross 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 5 Jul 2000: Mr William Ross voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Mr William Ross was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Mr William Ross was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Mr William Ross 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: Mr William Ross 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: Mr William Ross 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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