Henry McLeish

Former Labour MSP for Central Fife

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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Henry McLeish consistently voted for equal gay rights

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Major votes

  • On 22 Jun 1998: Henry McLeish voted to reduce the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 5 Jul 2000: Henry McLeish was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Henry McLeish was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2000: Henry McLeish voted no on [S1M-430.1 (Amendment)] Decision Time Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2000: Henry McLeish voted yes on [S1M-430] Decision Time Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Henry McLeish voted to reduce the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen bringing equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 1999: Henry McLeish was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Henry McLeish was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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