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Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Petition: End the Veto on Marriage Equality (20 Sep 2016)

Gerry Carroll: I am absolutely proud to present this petition to the Assembly on behalf of the 20,000 people who signed The Gay Say's online petition. The petition was a response to the DUP's move to veto marriage equality in November 2015, which was deeply upsetting for the thousands of people here whose rights are being denied. The signatures represent the feeling of the vast majority of people across...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships and Marriage (15 Sep 2016)

Philip Davies: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many (a) civil partnerships, (b) conversions of civil partnerships into marriages and (c) same sex marriages have taken place since 10 December 2014.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Marriage (8 Sep 2016)

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage recognition of same-sex marriage in countries where it is not currently recognised.

Scottish Parliament: Stand Up to Bullying Campaign (6 Sep 2016)

Mark McDonald: ...impact of prejudice-based bullying, including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and how schools and youth organisations can respond appropriately to it. Health and wellbeing are at the core of the school curriculum, and relationships, sexual health and parenthood education is, in turn, key to health and wellbeing education. In 2014, we published guidance that clearly states...

Health: HIV - Question for Short Debate (5 Sep 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ..., Lady Walmsley, referred to some of the statistics but, for me, the two most striking are the 2014 statistic showing that more than 6,000 new people in the UK were diagnosed with HIV and that in the same year an estimated 18,000 people were living with HIV but were unaware of their infection. The argument that the noble Lord put forward for testing, and for publicity about testing, is...

Government: Ministerial Changes (18 Jul 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...she has brought to her work, and we wish her well. I think that the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, would agree that the highlight of her time in your Lordships’ House—so far—has been her commitment and skill in taking through the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. On an issue about which some dared to doubt that your Lordships’ House would be constructive, she brought...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: LGBT People (14 Jun 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: We have made clear to the Nigerian authorities that the UK opposes any form of discrimination on the grounds of sexuality and any form of legislation that persecutes people on the basis of their sexuality. This has included opposition to Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Bill which we believe infringes on the fundamental rights of expression and association, guaranteed by the Nigerian...

Policing and Crime Bill: National Assembly for Wales: devolution of responsibility for policing (13 Jun 2016)

Sarah Champion: .... I do not want things to come down to the luck of whether there is a good chair who can implement a good plan. What I want is for every child across the country to be safe and safeguarded in the same way, so I look to the Government to move on that. I support new clauses 13 and 14. I praise my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey), who works tirelessly for the protection of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Religious Buildings (26 May 2016)

Madeleine Moon: ..., with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 35843, whether chapels owned and administered by the Ministry of Defence are part of the pilot project exploring the registration of civil marriages and partnerships, including same-sex unions.

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

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...their own legal and moral obligations. The EU has played a vital role in protecting human rights globally. One significant area for me has been its part in protecting LGBTI rights by implementing anti-discrimination laws, recognising and promoting same-sex marriage, and funding work that fights discrimination. While the Government have spoken up strongly for the rights of lesbian and gay...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Countries: Marriage (10 May 2016)

Lord Kilclooney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which of the 27 other EU member states have not legalised same-sex marriage.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Religious Buildings (9 May 2016)

Madeleine Moon: ...Defence, pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2015 to Question 18992, on military bases: religious buildings, what recent steps his Department has taken to fully implement Parliament's sanction of same-sex marriages.

Church Commissioners: Same Sex Marriage: Clergy (5 May 2016)

Same Sex Marriage: Clergy

Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Grayling: ...people will hear in words what they want to hear. The one thing that nobody could accuse my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister of is homophobia. The man who brought to this House and saw through same-sex marriage is not somebody who could ever be described as homophobic.

Registration of Births (23 Mar 2016)

Stella Creasy: .... I want to make a simple request to the Government about freedom. Since I became an MP in 2010, we have had many debates about equality, and many of us were proud to support legislation to enable same-sex marriage, but many equality battles remain, and this is one. It is about bringing legislation on the registration of births into the 21st century. Sitting suspended for Divisions in the...

Scottish Parliament: Local Control (22 Mar 2016)

...has made a huge impact in a relatively short time in this place, having been elected in 2011. In that time, he has served as a deputy convener of the Equal Opportunities Committee, where he dealt with the bill on same-sex marriage. In 2014, because he is fast-track young man, he was selected to be the Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment—a position that he has held...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Civil Partnerships (16 Mar 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Noble Lord wrote to me on this topic previously (HL5715). As I previously said: In 2014, after the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was passed, the government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, including a thorough public consultation on potential changes to civil partnership. Views were invited on three options: Abolishing, or...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...internationally and at home to keep women safe. Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims is a key priority for this Government, as set out by my noble friend Lady Seccombe. Domestic violence occurs across all groups in society, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexuality, wealth or geography. The majority of victims are women and children. Research has shown...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Final Stage (29 Feb 2016)

Steven Agnew: ...this Building. People are frustrated by the time that is wasted debating sometimes very good and worthwhile proposals — from my point of view, probably none are more important than the proposals for equal marriage for same-sex couples — and they see them voted down by petitions of concern despite the will of the House to pass them. Increasingly, the public understand what...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 Feb 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...to be made within five years. But let us be absolutely clear about those recommendations, which were made in the context of, and alongside, those three other recommendations that it envisaged would be acted on at exactly the same time. Those four recommendations, across the board on political funding, were made together. The committee’s report from 2011 said: “Failure to resist...


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