Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

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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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Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois voted not to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, not to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and not to make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Mark Francois voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Mark Francois voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Mark Francois voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Mark Francois voted no on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Mark Francois was absent for a vote on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Mark Francois voted no on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Mark Francois 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: Mark Francois voted to require reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Mark Francois voted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Mark Francois voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Mark Francois voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Mark Francois voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Mark Francois voted no on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Mark Francois voted no on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote

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