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Written Answers — Treasury: Teachers: Pensions (23 Mar 2021)

John Glen: ...published its response to the Review of Survivor Benefits. Following internal discussions, the Government concluded that, beyond its decision to equalise the benefits received by surviving male same-sex and female same-sex spouses and civil partners with those received by the widows of opposite sex marriages in public service schemes, in the majority of cases, following the Supreme Court...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 87B (17 Mar 2021)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley: ...and in anger, there is solidarity. The question before us now is whether we will heed their call for change. Will we take a decision that will help ensure that all women, everywhere, can enjoy the same freedoms as men when it comes to being able to go where we want and do what we want without fear? Our hearts go out to the family of Sarah Everard. She walked down well-lit streets and she...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (4th Day): Amendment 87B (17 Mar 2021)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley: ...and in anger, there is solidarity. The question before us now is whether we will heed their call for change. Will we take a decision that will help ensure that all women, everywhere, can enjoy the same freedoms as men when it comes to being able to go where we want and do what we want without fear? Our hearts go out to the family of Sarah Everard. She walked down well-lit streets and she...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (15 Mar 2021)

Trevor Lunn: ...has been referenced a few times today, and I have a huge respect for that organisation. It does a terrific job in the area in which it works. I have worked with it several times on issues such as same-sex marriage and this particular issue. It takes the view that we are legally bound by the CEDAW recommendations to provide access to abortions in cases of severe fatal impairment and fatal...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 73 (15 Mar 2021)

Baroness Brinton: ...Black and Janet Scott. Michael Lane stalked and murdered Shana in 2016. He had abused 13 girls before Shana and they had reported him for stalking. Shana herself reported him multiple times to Sussex Police. Despite this, there was no focus on Lane’s behaviour or his history, only on Shana’s. Outrageously, she was issued with a fixed penalty notice for wasting police time. She was...

Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (10 Mar 2021)

Adam Tomkins: ...on its own and in the context of this particular bill, it does not go quite far enough. I shall explain why. Amendment 11 provides that, as regards the protected characteristics of age, disability, sexual orientation, transgender identity, and variations in sex characteristics, behaviour or material is not to be taken as being threatening or abusive if it involves discussion or criticism...

LGBT Conversion Therapy — [James Gray in the Chair] (8 Mar 2021)

Stephen Doughty: ...from. I am gay. I am a Christian. God created me, God loves me, and I love God, but I have had some pretty unpleasant experiences in repressive environments when I was not able to be clear about my sexuality. I was very lucky that I saw a therapist once, and when I said, “I don’t want to have a sham heterosexual marriage,” she just said, “You don’t have to, Stephen. You don’t...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: LGBT People: Adultery (2 Mar 2021)

Alex Chalk: Parliament considered this definition during passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. Adultery in this context has a longstanding definition and can, within the terms of the 2013 Act, take place only between a man and a woman. A same sex extramarital affair can therefore not be cited in support of the legal fact of adultery for the purpose of a divorce petition under the existing...

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Committee (and remaining stages): Amendment 1 (25 Feb 2021)

Baroness Brinton: ...women, but I just do not believe this to be the case. For all the reasons that my noble friend Lady Barker has outlined, we now risk impacting the rights of trans men and non-binary and intersex people through the revised language. I am, and will always be, happy—even proud—to be referred to as a mother. However, if I were Freddy McConnell’s mother, I would want to respect his wishes...

Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (22 Feb 2021)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...legislation that it should have, because “Peeresses” are defined as a woman who is the wife of a Peer. By definition, it excludes men who are husbands of Peers. It excludes men who are in marriages with a same-sex partner—although, interestingly, it possibly does not exclude the wife of a female Peer should they be in a same-sex marriage. At the very least, this Standing Order needs...

Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Feb 2021)

Lord Triesman: ...many others, I consistently supported feminists who campaigned for a wide range of women’s rights including maternity rights. I always supported the rights demanded by the LGBT campaigners for same-sex marriage, adoption and many other entitlements to equality. I always abhorred and campaigned against Section 28. I am grateful for the education and clarity of all those involved for my...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 178 (10 Feb 2021)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...Bennett of Manor Castle, about Lord Curzon and women’s suffrage. I remind the Committee—this will not be lost on noble Lords—that Conservative Governments introduced this Bill, introduced marriage for same-sex couples, were part of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and ensured that women such as the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle, are able to sit in your...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 173 (10 Feb 2021)

Baroness Featherstone: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 186 in my name and that of the noble Lord, Lord Paddick. As before, this addresses the same cause as our previous amendment that applied to the guidance. As debated before, domestic abuse experienced by men, and abuse in same-sex relationships, can be of quite a different nature. Just as the noble Baroness, Lady Gale, is trying to ensure a recognition,...

Virginity Testing (Prohibition) (15 Dec 2020)

Richard Holden: ...provision about education; and for connected purposes. When I mention to hon. Members and my constituents that so-called virginity testing still takes place, their reaction has universally been the same: how? How is this medieval practice still taking place in modern Britain? It was brought to my attention recently by a superb piece of work by BBC “Newsbeat”, which uncovered the fact...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 43 (3 Dec 2020)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...Committee to approve the tasking of some of the most vulnerable children in this country, some as young as 15, with infiltrating some of its most dangerous organisations and groups—drug cartels, sex-trafficking rings and, potentially, terrorist cells. Let me address head on the arguments for allowing children to be used as CHIS. These were set out at Second Reading by my noble friend...

Scottish Parliament: Violence against Women (26 Nov 2020)

Pauline McNeill: ...and girls all over the world know very well the root of our discrimination and abuse. We have that in common across the parties and across countries, continents and the world. The issue is the same: it is men’s power and dominance. Our sisters have been killed by men within marriage, outwith marriage, at work and in every other part of their lives. It is their sex and who they are that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Civil Partnerships (24 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020, which introduce the ability to convert same-sex civil partnerships into marriages and opposite-sex marriages into civil partnerships, come into operation on 7 December 2020. There will be no fee for signing the conversion declaration in the first year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Adultery: LGBT People (12 Nov 2020)

Alex Chalk: Parliament considered this definition during passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. Adultery in this context has a longstanding definition and can, within the terms of the 2013 act, take place only between a man and a woman. A same sex extramarital affair can therefore not be cited in support of the legal fact of adultery for the purpose of a divorce petition under the existing...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (5th Day) (9 Nov 2020)

Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown: ...about “moral responsibility” and “morality”, and how this is “immoral”. I must remind this House that I stood here some months ago where, whenever we talked about the moral issue of same-sex marriage, the Benches of the right reverend Prelates were empty. Whenever we discussed the moral issue of the most liberal abortion laws that were forced on the people of Northern Ireland...

LGBT International Rights - Question (12 Oct 2020)

Baroness Sugg: My Lords, I will happily join my noble friend in praising the right honourable David Cameron; I know that introducing marriage for same-sex couples was one of his proudest achievements. I agree that we must always work with local campaigners to ensure that the changes we see and the progress we make are sustainable. I also join my noble friend in welcoming this and congratulating Pakistan; it...


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