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Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Equality and Human Rights (19 Sep 2017)

Pauline McNeill: ...parliamentary year: inclusive education in our schools, transphobia, the rights of transgender people, tackling disability discrimination in employment and smashing the barriers that prevent women from equal and fair representation in all levels of their professions, whether that be in the public or private sector or the board room. I agree that the concept and definition of human rights...

Scottish Parliament: Homophobia in Sport (19 Sep 2017)

Mary Fee: ...in sport and thereby enabling the debate to take place. Almost two decades since the formation of the Scottish Parliament, massive gains have been made in LGBT rights in Scotland. Rights such as equal marriage rights have been hard fought for by tens of thousands of strong, proud LGBT activists and campaigners, but despite those advances, discrimination against LGBT people persists in all...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Rosie Duffield: ...-calling, death threats and abusive language. Let us restore respect and manners to our online behaviour. As the first woman ever to have been elected in Canterbury and as a single mother, I want to be a champion for equality not only for women, but also for the disabled, people of every ethnic and racial background, the young and the old, the LGBT community and people of all faiths and...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: LGBT People: Neath (5 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: This Government is committed to LGBT equality throughout the United Kingdom and that is why we are proud to have introduced marriage for same sex couples in England and Wales. We recently announced the launch of a National LGBT Survey asking LGBT people about their experiences of accessing public services, and our intention to consult on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Equalities...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (5 Sep 2017)

Joan McAlpine: ...will not have to apply for a pardon. In Scotland, it will be granted automatically and it will apply to those who have died as well as to the living. That is very much in keeping with the SNP’s record on equality and tackling discrimination, whether in passing the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill or in passing the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, with...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: *No heading* (25 Jul 2017)

Lord Scriven: ...that the ruling by the Supreme Court on O'Brien (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent) that same-sex couples should have equal pensions rights and entitlements as those in opposite-sex marriages will remain law post-Brexit, given that the ruling was based on EU law.

Sexual Offences Act 1967 - Question (18 Jul 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: .... That is progress indeed. I join my noble friend in paying tribute to the late Lord Arran. Civil partnerships have been legal in Northern Ireland since 2004, but we encourage it to introduce equal marriage. There are currently two challenges to bans on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Ultimately, it is a devolved matter but we continue to encourage it.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage (14 Jul 2017)

Angela Crawley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to amend same-sex marriage legislation to allow couples to convert civil partnerships to marriage.

Pension Protection Fund and Pensions Regulator - Question (13 Jul 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...about this with noble Lords. We are reviewing the implications of the judgment in detail and will respond appropriately in due course. The Government affirm their commitment to same-sex marriage and are proud of the achievement of the coalition Government, which delivered the 2013 legislation. The Government are committed to equality, and that is why legislation was introduced whereby...

Global Education: G20 Summit — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Lisa Cameron: ...’ access to it. Our achievements in primary education are changing cultural values and beliefs about the worth of girls, and about the cultural stereotypes that we must overcome. However, until girls have equal access to secondary education, equal value and equal opportunity will never be fully achieved. Our history shows that, when girls and boys have had access to proper education...

Women and Equalities: Equality and Women’s Rights: DUP Discussions (6 Jul 2017)

Anna McMorrin: Equality and tolerance are important British values that we should all be proud of, so will the Minister work to overturn the ongoing ban on equal marriage in Northern Ireland? Does she believe that £1 billion is a fair price to pay for selling off such fundamental values?

State Pension Age for Women — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Mhairi Black: ...like to sit back and act as though these women are just unfortunate casualties of austerity and say, “Our hands are tied; we can’t do anything.” That is not the case; they are targeted. These are women who have suffered pay inequality and social inequality all their lives. We even heard earlier that women were told to use their husbands’ pensions. Society has...

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...within the region. Over the weekend, I was in my home area in the Scottish Borders and there was a festival at Galashiels Braw Lads that marked ceremonies that took place on the Tweed in 1503 on the marriage between the English and Scottish royal families. The war between the two countries continued and peace was fragile for centuries still. Modern Arab history started with the Ottoman...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Gerard Killen: ...it will not be surprising that I have few fond memories of previous Conservative Governments, let me say, as the first gay married man to represent my constituency, and in that spirit of collaboration, that I welcomed the equal marriage legislation passed under the 2010 coalition Government. I look forward to the continued advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex...

Equality: Hung Parliament - Question (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Cashman: My Lords, I would like to press the Minister a little further, given the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Lexden. Does she find it acceptable that people in Northern Ireland are denied equality that is available elsewhere in the United Kingdom, especially on the issues of same-sex marriage and the rights to abortion?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Scriven: ...Government, “will make further progress to tackle … discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation”. We have made much progress on equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual. There is still a way to go but great progress has been made. In fact, on Saturday I was very lucky to be able to...

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Lucy Frazer: ...importance of education for women. It stated: “For girls, too, there is a group of interests relating to what many, perhaps most of them, would regard as their most important vocational concern, marriage. It is true that at the age of fourteen and fifteen, this may appear chiefly as preoccupation with personal appearance and boy friends, but many girls are ready to respond to work...

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Maria Miller: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement, but sadly some have used it to suggest, rather opportunistically, that this means that the Government have changed their policies on equality matters, particularly equal marriage and access to abortion. Perhaps he could use this opportunity to update the House on those issues.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UN Human Rights Council (26 Jun 2017)

Boris Johnson: ...35th session, the UK tabled a resolution on Syria, and supported resolutions on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ukraine and Belarus. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality spoke at the annual full day discussion on human rights of women. The UK strongly supported the Council's important resolutions on violence against women; discrimination; child, early and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2017)

Lord Alli: ...we will recognise, tolerate—and, more than that, celebrate—the diversity of our island. We see this not just in the plight of gay rights but in the progress in the rights of women, in racial equality and in the rights for people with disabilities. There will always be those who seek to create a wedge between communities and countries, or try to pitch one section of society...


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