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Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (26 Feb 2013)

.... Dr Alan Wilson Bishop of Buckingham MB 31 Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson MB 32 Rev. Canon Rosie Harper MB 33 CARE MB 34 Quakers MB 35 Mr and Mrs R. Whitehead MB 36 Equality Network/Scottish Transgender Alliance MB 37 Adrian Smith MB 38 Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales MB 39 Elder Dr P. M. Woodley on behalf of Hyde Heath Chapel MB 40 Peter Henderson MB 41 W. R. Mohon...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Clause 1 - Extension of marriage to same sex couples (26 Feb 2013)

Chris Bryant: ...in civil partnerships, and we might not want to be in a same-sex marriage—we might be perfectly content. When civil partnership legislation was first introduced, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people said, “I actually like the fact that the legislation is slightly different. We don’t want to pretend to be heterosexuals.” That conversation has moved on dramatically....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Elderly People: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People (28 Feb 2013)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: The Government published the first ever cross-government action plan, Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward, in March 2011 which outlined an ambitious range of actions we will take to improve the lives of LGB&T people. We are making steady progress in delivering this action plan. Actions include working across government to ensure public services consider...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Hate Crime (4 Mar 2013)

Colum Eastwood: I thank the Minister for his answer and for that update on some of the progress that he outlined.  Given that many members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community find themselves victims of hate crime, can the Minister tell me whether he is doing any work with the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) to ensure that the long-overdue sexual...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Mar 2013)

Lord Avebury: ...is included in the protected characteristics because of our obligations under EU law rather than because the Government considered that it was wrong in principle to discriminate against transgender people. The recommendation of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, echoed in the UN's universal periodic review of the UK, that we should include caste in the protected...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (6 Mar 2013)

Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Sri Lanka.

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Schedule 4 - Effect of extension of marriage: further provision (7 Mar 2013)

Kate Green: ...Minister’s response to this concern. I am hopeful, given his response to the earlier amendment, that that response will be a helpful one; it will certainly be very important to a small group of transgender people who are very concerned about this issue.

Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ..., race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds", as other noble Lords have already referred to. The "other grounds" are not specified but they clearly include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, even though consensus could not be achieved for spelling that out in the charter. Of course, that serves merely to highlight the bigotry and discrimination that is rampant...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Uganda (11 Mar 2013)

Baroness Warsi: We are committed to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world are free to live their lives in a safe and just environment. We are concerned about the proposed anti-homosexuality Bill being considered by the Ugandan parliament. We raise our concerns regularly at all levels with the Ugandan Government. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

HIV/AIDS: Commonwealth Countries — Question for Short Debate (13 Mar 2013)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton: ...debate. As he says, it is the sort of issue that we do not discuss very often. I should declare an interest as co-chair of the Sexual Health Forum and a patron of the parliamentary group on transgender issues. Part of the British Empire legacy to Commonwealth states 150 years ago was our then legal system, which we passed on and which regrettably included the old colonial draconian laws on...

Written Answers — International Development: Uganda (14 Mar 2013)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department is supporting civil society groups in Uganda campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Mar 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...by the repressive actions of member governments.” I now turn briefly to that issue. Over the weekend, the charter was lauded by some as a landmark development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, but the rights of LGBT people and the unacceptable discrimination that they still face were not mentioned in the charter. Gender equality is specifically included, and I...

Points of Order (25 Mar 2013)

Graham Jones: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I seek your advice on the tragic death of my constituent, Lucy Meadows, a transgender teacher who was vilified by the Daily Mail and other newspapers? The cause of death is not yet clear and we await the coroner’s report, but the police have said that there are no suspicious circumstances. Miss Meadows apparently complained to the press about their...

Sergei Magnitsky Case: Visa Restrictions (16 Apr 2013)

David Lidington: ...on freedom of assembly, the moves against the opposition, the inspections of non-governmental organisations, or the draft legislation to curtail freedom of assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Those concerns are set out in the Foreign Office’s “Human Rights and Democracy” report, which the Foreign Secretary launched yesterday. We will continue to press Russia...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Crime (23 Apr 2013)

Nick Hurd: ...who is victimised. Note that the figures relate to the five monitored strands of hate crime classifications used by the criminal justice system (race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender) and are not a count of crime as more than one form of hate crime can be assigned to an offence. (3) Excludes British Transport Police. Sources: Police incident data, Home Office...

Written Answers — Justice: Gender Recognition (24 Apr 2013)

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what existing guidance is in place for the Crown Prosecution Service and Procurator Fiscal Service on the prosecution of transgender individuals who have not revealed their gender history; what assessment he has made of the recent implementation of such guidelines; and if he will (a) introduce further, amended guidance and (b) bring forward...

Scottish Parliament: Press Regulation (30 Apr 2013)

Patrick Harvie: ...complaints to a local authority which had sparked enforcement action ... had been made by Muslims”, when that simply was not the case. Leveson cites many other examples of appalling treatment of transgender people, welfare recipients and asylum seekers, which is something that members in this Parliament, particularly those who represent Glasgow, which has a high proportion of asylum...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (9 May 2013)

Lord Fowler: ...that many Christians in Britain believed that they were a persecuted minority. I can only say that if anyone wants to see a persecuted minority they should look at the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender people around the world. As you travel you go to countries where homosexuality is a criminal offence and where people who are suspected of being homosexual are persecuted and even...

Business of the House (16 May 2013)

Angela Eagle: .... Next week the House will return, albeit briefly, to debate the remaining stages of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. This will ensure that the historic progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality accomplished by the previous Government will be consolidated. I thank the Leader of the House for making two days available for Report and Third Reading. Will he consider...

Mental Health (16 May 2013)

Diane Abbott: ...in our lifetimes. There is much to be concerned about in mental health trends. For instance, there is a rise in mental health issues among young people. Fully half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youngsters are self-harming. As I have said, there is a relationship between an economic downturn and a rise in suicides of men under the age of 35. None the less, there is the...


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