Lord Blencathra

Conservative Peer

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 Blencathra generally voted against equal gay rights

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Major votes

  • On 19 Mar 2007: Lord Blencathra was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2004: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] Show vote
  • On 25 May 2004: Lord Blencathra 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 Blencathra voted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 4 Nov 2002: Lord Blencathra voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 1998: Lord Blencathra voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from eighteen to sixteen, a step which would have brought equality to the the law affecting heterosexual and homosexual acts. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 May 2008: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Blencathra was absent for a vote on Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2004: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2003: Lord Blencathra voted to require reports on the impact of repealing a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Show vote
  • On 20 May 2002: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2002: Lord Blencathra voted no on Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption Show vote
  • On 29 Oct 2001: Lord Blencathra voted no on Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2001: Lord Blencathra was absent for a vote on Relationships (Civil Registration) Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2000: Lord Blencathra voted yes on Local Government Bill [Lords] — Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2000: Lord Blencathra acted as teller for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill Show vote
  • On 1 Mar 1999: Lord Blencathra voted against reducing 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 Blencathra voted against reducing 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 Blencathra was absent for a vote on Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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