James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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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James Brokenshire generally voted for 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 19 Mar 2007: James Brokenshire voted no on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: James Brokenshire voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: James Brokenshire voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: James Brokenshire voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: James Brokenshire voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: James Brokenshire voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: James Brokenshire voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: James Brokenshire voted to enable 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: James Brokenshire voted in favour of various amendments to acts of Parliament in light of the introduction of same sex marriage. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: James Brokenshire voted to make same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show vote

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