Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Labour Peer

@GeorgeFoulkes

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 Foulkes of Cumnock 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 21 Jan 2008: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — need for a father Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2007: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2007: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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 Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 1999: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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 22 Jun 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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

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