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Women and Equalities: LGBT Equality (13 Sep 2018)

Victoria Atkins: ...the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) on his civil partnership. He will know that my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) is promoting his Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill, and I will have the pleasure of responding to that as the Minister responsible. We are conducting a consultation and carefully considering the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage: Havering (7 Sep 2018)

Victoria Atkins: Female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage are terrible forms of abuse, and this Government is clear that we will not allow political or cultural sensitivities to get in the way of tackling them. Work to put a stop to these crimes is an integral part of our cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy, published in 2016. Data on FGM includes a 2015 City...

Northern Ireland Executive: Update - Statement (6 Sep 2018)

Baroness Suttie: ...to manage a fresh talks process? Have the Government given any consideration to other creative solutions to get the talks going again, such as legislating here on issues such as the Irish language and equal marriage? This would relieve some of the pressure on the parties and allow a different starting point for the talks. Will the Government also consider reconstituting the Assembly...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Government (6 Sep 2018)

Tony Lloyd: ...is the issue of nurses’ pay in relation to making sure that a nurse in Newcastle in County Down is paid the same as one in Newcastle upon Tyne. There are also issues with a legislative flavour, such as equal marriage. That has already been sanctioned by the Assembly, but it needs a change to be made here. It is not acceptable to have a process of governance by judicial review, or a...

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) (5 Sep 2018)

Kevin Foster: ...and concerns about the motion. I recognise that getting married at 16 is not the right life choice for many people, particularly if there is any form of coercion, which there should never be in marriage. Marriage should be something that is unique and special, entered into by two loving people of their own free will and free choice. It should not be the case that either side feels a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: LGBT Rights (5 Sep 2018)

Karen Bradley: This Government have a strong track record of promoting and supporting LGBT rights across the United Kingdom, including equal marriage. I was proud to demonstrate this support by having the rainbow flag flown from Stormont House last month to mark Belfast Pride.

House of Lords: Sittings - Motion to Resolve (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Adonis: ...the summer. I would be very glad to know which of them my noble friend objects to and whether he objects to us addressing the need for a radical home-building programme or extending rights to abortion and equal marriage in Northern Ireland. I would be very glad to know from him and from my noble friends on the Front Bench whether they believe that those Bills are superfluous and that it is...

Family Hubs (24 Jul 2018)

Fiona Bruce: ...of Departments: Education, Health, Justice, Work and Pensions, the Cabinet Office, Housing, Communities and Local Government, and even Defence. That is why our manifesto policy 1 asks for a Cabinet Minister to be appointed with responsibility for families. In the same way that one Cabinet Minister holds the equalities brief, another Secretary of State with a cross-Government brief, or one...

Higher Education (Transparency Condition and Financial Support) (England) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (24 Jul 2018)

Lord Adonis: ...Ireland Assembly met. The two leading parties in Northern Ireland have conspired to keep the Assembly from sitting. There is no Government in Northern Ireland. Therefore, in this as in other areas such as equal marriage and abortion, this Parliament must surely start addressing these issues if there is no other democratic outlet for Northern Ireland to make its views heard, and for them to...

British Overseas Territories: Same-Sex Marriage - Question (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., the Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands—I sound like a train announcer—have all taken steps to recognise and enable same-sex marriage. In the overseas territories where same-sex marriage is not currently recognised, we continue to engage constructively with both Governments and civil society to encourage and...

Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ..., of course I shall provide them to the noble Lord, Lord Alton, and others. Civil partnerships were introduced in 2004 to allow same-sex couples to formalise their relationships at a time when same-sex marriage was not available to them. This enabled same-sex couples to have their intimate couple relationship—as the noble Lord, Lord Collins, so articulately pointed...

Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (18 Jul 2018)

Baroness Harris of Richmond: ...is suggesting a range of measures needed to bring the Assembly and the Executive together again. These include the Secretary of State legislating quickly to help in devolved matters such as the Irish language and equal marriage, which we have heard about from noble Lords this afternoon. On reserved matters, reform of the petition of concern could see it be limited to matters of a...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill: Report on civil partnership (18 Jul 2018)

Tim Loughton: I rise to respond to the amendments that the hon. Member for Harrow West spoke to. In principle, I am very supportive of them. That may be a slight surprise, as I was not the biggest fan of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 for reasons at the time, but it has become law and the world has not fallen in. It will remain law, and I certainly would not vote to change it. I believe in law...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Discrimination (16 Jul 2018)

Heather Wheeler: Under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, agents and landlords must not advertise or let a property in a way which discriminates against individuals on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. If a tenant can prove that they have been discriminated against on these...

LGBT Action Plan: Gender Recognition - Question for Short Debate (12 Jul 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...arrives at your Lordships’ House in a dress. On a serious note, he posed a series of questions for us to think about for the future, and I found them very helpful. We are proud to have introduced marriage for same-sex couples in 2013 and Turing’s law last year, finally pardoning men convicted of historical consensual sexual offences. The noble Lord, Lord Cashman, mentioned...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Tony Lloyd: ...a little later. Individuals are already beginning to fall foul of the fact that this has not been renewed. For individuals, this is now a crisis. Members of this House have made it clear that they would prefer issues such as equal marriage and the termination of pregnancies to be dealt with by the Northern Ireland Assembly, but in the end the pressure for action begins to grow on all...

LGBT Action Plan (3 Jul 2018)

Chris Bryant: ...an awful lot of people in my time—[Laughter.] To one another. I have also entered a civil partnership myself. Indeed, it happened in your house, Mr Speaker. I therefore know how important a marriage or civil partnership is to the self-validation and self-respect that couples have in society. Will the Minister see off anybody who starts campaigning for the abolition of civil...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Committee (29 Jun 2018)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: ...friend Lady Gale, whom I am pleased to see in her place, speaking from the Opposition Front Bench. Supporting the Bill—as of course I do today—she said, “we should have both parents’ names on the marriage certificates. Since we now have civil partnerships and same-sex marriages, one day some children of those couples will no doubt get married”.—[...

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jun 2018)

Tim Loughton: This morning the Supreme Court ruled that the Government had created inequality in not extending civil partnerships to everyone when they passed the equal marriage legislation back in 2013, and that discrimination needs to be addressed urgently. Will the Prime Minister now support an amendment to my Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill when it goes into Committee...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Listing of automated vehicles by the Secretary of State (26 Jun 2018)

John Hayes: ...appearance of the charging points right will be vital to the gaining of public acceptance. People know what a pillar box looks like, they know what a telephone box looks like, and they need to know with equal certainty what an electric charging point looks like. It should be beautiful, but it should also be immediately identifiable for what it is. Having made those few points, I endorse...


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