Results 441–460 of 2000 for transgender

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (20 May 2013)

Julian Huppert: .... I hope that the hon. Member for Wellingborough will not take up lots of time with a Division. I hope that we get on to amendment 15 and the other amendments in the same group, which are on transgender issues. They are not the main thrust of the Bill, but they are very important for a number of people around the country.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Clause 9 — Conversion of civil partnership into marriage (21 May 2013)

Julian Huppert: ...subject, but it is still an important one that affects a number of people greatly. A range of issues apply specifically to people who change their gender, who transition between genders or who are transgender. There may not be a huge number of people in that category and they may be a small minority, but they have been subject to some of the worst discrimination over many years and...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Schedule 6 — Marriage overseas (21 May 2013)

Caroline Lucas: ...remarked on the historic nature of the decisions being taken, and I agree. We live in a world where 85 United Nations member states still have repressive laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, where same-sex marriage is still a distant dream, and where being L,G, B or T can in some cases be a death sentence. But some dreams come true, and today is an important symbolic...

Scottish Parliament: Proposed Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (28 May 2013)

Marco Biagi: I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer, because the proposed bill offers equality not just for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but for those diverse faiths that sincerely believe in same-sex marriage and which are currently prevented from holding such ceremonies. However, I recognise that, just as those faiths wish to perform same-sex marriage, many others do not or are...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (3 Jun 2013)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...as noble Lords would expect, the expression of personal beliefs should be done in a professional way and not in a way that would be inappropriate or insensitive to pupils, some of whom may be gay, transgender or the children of a same-sex couple. We are clear that the existing protections for teachers are sound. However, we are, of course, aware that these concerns exist. As the Minister...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (3 Jun 2013)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...and, as one citizen wrote to me, the creation of a society, “where citizens are equal both in rights and responsibilities”. In other words, this means equal citizenship for lesbian, gay and transgender couples. In the words of an LGBT carer, cited by Barnado’s, which supports this Bill in the interests of children, despite the fears expressed by a number of noble Lords, “this is an...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading (2nd Day) (4 Jun 2013)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...and cause damage to the self-esteem not only of people such as me but of young people in particular. By passing the Bill, Parliament is sending a clear message: that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are equal and deserve the same rights and respect as every other citizen.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness (11 Jun 2013)

Mark Hoban: ...under the Welfare Reform Act 2012. The assessments consider the equality groups covered by the equality legislation including: disability (including physical and mental impairment); age; gender (transgender); ethnicity; religion; sexual orientation; pregnancy/maternity; and civil partnerships. We are committed to monitoring the impacts of our policies and use evidence from a number of...

Scottish Parliament: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (11 Jun 2013)

Elaine Smith: ...Northern Ireland of English and Welsh same sex marriages recognised as civil partnerships in Scotland and Northern Ireland and the recognition of the ending of those relationships, provisions on transgender people who married or entered into a civil partnership in England and Wales being able to stay in the relationship and obtain a full Gender Recognition Certificate and on errors in...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (11 Jun 2013)

...Northern Ireland of English and Welsh same sex marriages recognised as civil partnerships in Scotland and Northern Ireland and the recognition of the ending of those relationships, provisions on transgender people who married or entered into a civil partnership in England and Wales being able to stay in the relationship and obtain a full Gender Recognition Certificate and on errors in...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Protecting Children Online (12 Jun 2013)

Julian Huppert: ...get through that we are not expecting to get through. There is also the problem of filtering some useful things out. There are already many cases—when it comes to advice for lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, for example—where mobile phone providers automatically filter out the content, which can cause serious harm to young people trying to get advice. Trying to get advice about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Discrimination: LGBT (18 Jun 2013)

Sarah Champion: What steps the UK is taking with its international partners to prevent discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (20 Jun 2013)

Helen Grant: holding answer 3 June 2013 Transgender people, including those who identify as non-gendered, and their families have the right to live free from attack or abuse and we have already legislated to increase the length of sentences for those convicted of hate crime directed at transgender people. This Government is strongly committed to advancing equality for transgender people. In December...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (20 Jun 2013)

Maria Miller: .... Friend has done in this regard. As he will know, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is currently being debated in the other place. We are continuing to discuss the issue that he has raised with transgender groups, but I gently remind him that it is actually an issue for the Ministry of Justice. Perhaps he could raise it with my right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (24 Jun 2013)

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I, too, support these amendments. When I was a family judge, I tried a number of what for me were the saddest of all cases: where one spouse had entered into a transgender situation, particularly before the Gender Recognition Act brought justice to those people. However, that left the other spouse confused and distressed. I remember a particular case in which the wife sat at the back of the...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (24 Jun 2013)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...to discuss registrars. On the amendment earlier this evening about religious freedom for faith schools, I said that this was a matter that we continue to consider. In the debate earlier today about transgender matters, I said that I would write to the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Butler-Sloss, about her particular point. I am sure that the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, my noble friend...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (26 Jun 2013)

Lord Avebury: ...(C5/2012/1662) they will seek to amend section 94(4) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 to reflect the finding that Jamaica is not a safe country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people; and whether they will review the status of other countries designated as safe under section 94(4), with a view to protecting the rights of appeal of LGBT people to appeals...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council/General Affairs Councils (1 Jul 2013)

David Lidington: ...Council joint council and ministerial meeting, to be held on 30 June in Bahrain. The Council adopted guidelines on the promotion and protection of all human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, on the basis of existing international legal standards in this area. The Council adopted EU guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or...

Local Government and Faith Communities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (2 Jul 2013)

Andrea Leadsom: .... Councils expressed concern that faith groups might provide services only to their own faith community and might refuse to support people from other faiths, or from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Another barrier was cited by Rochford district council, which said that “a key challenge would be the potential for faith based groups to use funding for the delivery of...

Written Answers — Defence: Social Networking (9 Jul 2013)

Mark Francois: ...Office @AdmiraltyOnline Defence Science and Technology Laboratory @Prism_Dstl The above is an account approved by DSTL for the employee support network for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in DSTL; it shares information relevant for that group, as well as linking with other LGBT groups across Defence, and more widely across Government. DPBAC The following account is...


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