Michael Gove

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

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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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Michael Gove almost always 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.

Key votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Michael Gove 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: Michael Gove voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Michael Gove was absent for a vote on Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Michael Gove 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: Michael Gove 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: Michael Gove voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Michael Gove voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Michael Gove voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Michael Gove voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Michael Gove was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Michael Gove was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Michael Gove voted yes on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote

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