Sylvia Hermon

Former Independent MP for North Down

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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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Sylvia Hermon 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 18 Jul 2019: Sylvia Hermon voted to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Sylvia Hermon voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Sylvia Hermon voted against enabling the courts to deal with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the marriage of, a same sex couple. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Sylvia Hermon voted against various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Sylvia Hermon voted against making same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Sylvia Hermon voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Sylvia Hermon voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Sylvia Hermon voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Sylvia Hermon voted against allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Sylvia Hermon voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Sylvia Hermon voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Sylvia Hermon 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: Sylvia Hermon voted against requiring reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Sylvia Hermon voted to repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Sylvia Hermon voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Sylvia Hermon voted no on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Sylvia Hermon voted no on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote

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