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Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...an Irish language Act are the big impasse in the talks. We heart parroted again today—surprisingly, I even saw the Under-Secretary of State nodding his head—ideas about people being denied their rights on gay marriage and denied certain abortion rights. I simply say to the Minister that the whole point of devolution is that people in the regions of the United Kingdom have the...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (6 Apr 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...to indoctrinate young people into homosexuality. After the death of Baroness Young and with the appointment of a new liberal generation of life Peers, mainly by Tony Blair, organised opposition in the Lords was weakened. The House finally voted in favour of repeal in 2003, a year after I introduced my Civil Partnerships Bill, which led to the Blair Government’s Civil Partnership Act...

LGBT History Month — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

Richard Arkless: I beg to move, That this House has considered LGBT History Month. I am proud to have been selected to bring forward this debate on an important issue. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month is an important month, but it is only one month. It is not merely a month in which prejudice should stop; it is a month when we should all celebrate ordinary people being allowed to express who...

Scottish Parliament: LGBT History Month Scotland 2017 (21 Feb 2017)

Patrick Harvie: ...chamber, and I am grateful to have the chance to take part in it. In previous LGBT history month debates, I have been prompted to recall one of the last things that I did in my previous job for a gay men’s project—an HIV agency in Glasgow—which was to create a book of training exercises for mainstream youth workers who wanted to address their understanding and their level...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Alan Mak: ...the equality and respect they deserve for their hard work. Turing’s conviction is one of the greatest travesties in modern justice. Today, such an appalling and blatantly wrong decision would be unthinkable, and rightly so. Only since 2000 have gay and lesbian people been allowed to serve openly in Her Majesty’s armed forces, and discrimination on the basis of sexual...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Rupa Huq: I rise to support the Bill on behalf of Her Majesty’s loyal Opposition. The Bill has genuine cross-party support. It is backed by colleagues who voted on both sides of the argument on same-sex marriage in 2013, including the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton). He made a very powerful case. Indeed, he has nicked many of the points I want to make in my speech. Over...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...he was delighted to be debating with a Conservative Government the “how” and not the “what” of this issue. The Conservative party has a proud record of trying to redress the inequality that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people face. A Conservative Justice Secretary, my right hon. Friend the Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling), paved the way with...

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Baroness Tonge: My Lords, child marriage, which is marriage that takes place before one or both of the spouses has reached adulthood, is a global phenomenon although it is most prevalent in the developing world. However, there is evidence that it is still happening in the UK and in other developed countries. While boys can be married when they are children too, it is girls who are disproportionately affected...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Stewart McDonald: ...officers as he marched down the street. Look at us now—out and proud. There is not a Member here—certainly not on the SNP Benches—who is not desperate to be associated with the progress in gay rights. It is now very popular to be in favour of equality, but it did not used to be. What this Bill seeks to do is right the wrong. I should just say that the Government and the...

Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) (20 Jul 2016)

Caroline Lucas: ...bring in a bill to amend the Representation of the People Acts to provide for the introduction of proportional representation as a method for electing Members of the House of Commons; to reduce the voting age to 16 in all UK elections and referendums; and for connected purposes. I am introducing this Bill today because our electoral system is broken and we urgently need to address some of...

EU Foreign and Security Strategy (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...was still in power and garrotting people who he disliked or who opposed his control of Spain. But we have changed substantially since then: I spent the weekend in Spain with my husband, celebrating the marriage of a gay couple. Can we imagine that ever happening in 1973 under Franco? Do we think that this has happened by accident? It has not. It has happened by engagement—by...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Annie Wells: ...a Scottish Conservative. I have been a Conservative all my life, even though I realised it only recently. Like many, I have challenged the stereotype that “You’re working class and Glaswegian, therefore you must vote Labour”. I looked at the other people who were coming forward to support and join our party and I saw people who were just like me and who were reflective of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...and sustainable world will be hugely impacted by the people’s decision on 23 June. Although I may question their reason for having the referendum, I am now with the Government in wishing to secure a remain vote, to put country above party and to do what is in the best interests of the nation. Today’s Treasury report makes clear what will happen in the interim period prior to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (2 Nov 2015)

Caitriona Ruane: What we are calling for today is marriage equality in civil marriage. That debate is one for people in the various Churches. Let us not be diverted; let us not have a red-herring debate. That is a debate for the Churches. Every party in the Assembly that votes yes is absolutely clear that yes voters support freedom of religion by allowing religious institutions to define, observe and...

LGBTI Citizens Worldwide — Motion to Take Note (17 Sep 2015)

Lord Paddick: ...in 1979—another male police officer—I was not committing a criminal offence. However, that is only half the story. As the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, said, the problem in Russia is not just that anti-gay legislation was passed by unanimous vote of the Federal Assembly, but that 75% of Russian public opinion is also anti-gay. My police officer colleague and I were petrified of...

Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Clause 31 — Crown Estate (6 Jul 2015)

Stewart McDonald: Scottish Members of Parliament have been sent a joint statement by the trade union community in Scotland and several third sector and women’s groups in Scotland, urging us to vote against amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Southport (John Pugh) and the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh). It is well known that those Members are from the pro-life side of the debate,...

Human Rights and Civil Liberties — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Cashman: ...the ashes of peoples’ hopes and dreams and, yes, the ashes from concentration camps dotted across Europe. We have seen the least favoured defended—people like me in the 1980s, having no rights as a gay man—through Stonewall and through courageous individuals pursuing their cause, literally dragging their cases through the courts of the United Kingdom to prove that they...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord Cashman: ...cases through the domestic courts before they could have their rights recognised, then upheld, in Strasbourg. Even then, in some instances, Governments resisted. The infamous judgment on the rights of prisoners to vote was, sadly, hysterically seized upon by most political parties but the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg did not state that prisoners should have the vote. It...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (27 Apr 2015)

Daithí McKay: ...about them ... Get over it. Get over yourself." That is not a mature response for an MP, an MLA, an MEP or any elected representative on this island. Churches, of course, have different views on marriage equality. Political parties have different views on it as well. Danny Kinahan made an important point when he said that marriage was not just a religious institution. We have civil...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (27 Apr 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...to respond. In saying that I believe that this motion will suffer the same fate as the three previous motions, I am not seeking to be curt or dismissive. I am merely recognising the fact that most Members have voted, and will continue to vote, according to their conscience, no matter how much pressure is brought to bear. There would appear to be a view that claims of inequality, if...


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