Equality and Human Rights
There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.
Amy Schubert (blitheimages)
Paula Sherriff almost always voted for laws to promote equality and human rights
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On 18 Jul 2019:
Paula Sherriff 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.
On 9 Jul 2019:
Paula Sherriff voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
On 13 Jun 2018:
Paula Sherriff voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
On 14 Dec 2016:
Paula Sherriff voted to call on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women.
On 26 May 2016:
Paula Sherriff was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle
On 9 Dec 2015:
Paula Sherriff voted for an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; to mitigate any disproportionate burden on women and to publish a gender equality strategy.
On 1 Jul 2015:
Paula Sherriff voted to require an annual report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission analysing information on the gender pay gap and making recommendations to close it.
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