Ann Widdecombe

Former Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

@widdecombepp

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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Ann Widdecombe almost always 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.

All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 20 May 2008: Ann Widdecombe voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Ann Widdecombe voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Ann Widdecombe acted as teller for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Ann Widdecombe acted as teller for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Ann Widdecombe voted no on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Ann Widdecombe acted as teller for a vote on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Ann Widdecombe was absent for a vote on Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Ann Widdecombe voted to require reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Ann Widdecombe voted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Ann Widdecombe voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Ann Widdecombe voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Ann Widdecombe voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Ann Widdecombe was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Ann Widdecombe voted no on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Ann Widdecombe voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Ann Widdecombe voted no on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Ann Widdecombe was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Ann Widdecombe 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: Ann Widdecombe was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 1998: Ann Widdecombe 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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