Lord Darling of Roulanish

Former MP

Labour

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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Lord Darling of Roulanish 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.

All votes about equal gay rights:

  • On 22 Jun 1998: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 25 Jan 1999: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 1 Mar 1999: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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 2000: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against requiring reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted against allowing mixed sex marriages which become a same sex marriage to remain valid as long as neither party objected. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Mar 2007: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted yes on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Darling of Roulanish was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 21 May 2013: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2014: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish 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: Lord Darling of Roulanish voted to make same sex marriage available to armed forces personnel outside the UK. Show vote

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