Results 61–80 of 964 for equal marriage

Same-Sex Marriage in Bermuda (8 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are obviously disappointed about the removal of same-sex marriage in Bermuda. The Domestic Partnership Act, to which the Governor of Bermuda assented yesterday, ensures that Bermudians who have been legally married in Bermuda since the Supreme Court decision will retain their married status and enjoy the same legal rights as those in domestic partnerships. Less than a year ago, same-sex...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Devolved Government (7 Feb 2018)

Owen Smith: ...in limbo, with successive Secretaries of State telling us exactly the same thing. Can she at least confirm that one of the big sticking points in the talks is rights—not just language rights, but marriage equality rights? Can she tell us whether she will consider taking that issue off the table by legislating for equal marriage rights in Northern Ireland, which are enjoyed in...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 120800, if she will take steps to meet with the (a) Northern Ireland Equality Commission and (b) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to discuss the recognition of same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland.

Scottish Parliament: Women’s Right to Vote (Centenary) (6 Feb 2018)

Margaret Mitchell: ...Scottish Parliament was established, my mother completed a journey from gaining the right to vote to watching proudly from the gallery as many women, including her daughter, were sworn in as MSPs. Huge challenges lie ahead to achieve equal pay and to crack the glass ceiling. Although domestic abuse is being tackled, much more needs to be done. Here in Scotland, women are being trafficked...

Role of Women in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...only after going on hunger strike. Neither the 1918 Act nor the one that followed it a year later satisfied Margaret Mackworth. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 ended most of the existing common law restrictions on women, with marriage no longer legally considered a bar to the ability to work in the professions. But Mackworth realised that much more remained to be done, and you...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...across the House—hon. Members have been very supportive of the Bill generally—is very much to support civil partnerships as an institution, and one that adds something to the institution of marriage. Yes, it is good—this is a step forward—that the Government recognise that there has to be equality, that there is unfinished business and that this a “how the law...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Gavin Shuker: ...frazzled all the time, and of trying to find a way to make it work. Very sadly, my relationship with my daughter’s mum broke down during this Parliament. I take full responsibility for that but, equally, we need to be honest about the working practices of this place and their implications. The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) told me that among my intake, a...

Backbench Business: Marriage in Government Policy — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (30 Jan 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...Government are committed to supporting families, and it is right to draw attention to an issue that affects a wide range of Departments as well as mine. This debate was called in connection with Marriage Week, which takes place between 5 and 14 February. That provides a good opportunity to celebrate the commitment and connectedness that a stable relationship brings to a family. The...

Petition - Cross-Border Contracting of Taxis: Same-sex Marriage: Bermuda (29 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...that human rights and freedoms are “interrelated, interdependent and indivisible”. They are the guarantors of freedom, non-discrimination and the innate dignity of every human being. They apply equally to all humankind. When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people demand their rights, they are not asking for anything unique to them; they are simply asking to be accorded...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Baroness Gale: ...and thank him very much for our meeting earlier this week, which I found very helpful. This Bill is much welcomed, and it has been welcomed all around the House today. Many regard it as a matter of equality. It will update the current system of registering marriages, which has not changed since 1837, and bring it into the 21st century. Moving from the paper-based system to an...

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Lord Cashman: ...are positive changes which have been vigorously fought for and fought against: women’s rights; the right to abortion; fertility treatment and IVF for married, non-married and same-sex partners; equality and rights for LGBT people, rights that some people, organisations and religious bodies still refuse to accept and continue to do their best to hold back. Indeed, the woman’s...

Scottish Parliament: Centenary of Women in the British Armed Forces (18 Jan 2018)

Kezia Dugdale: ...names over the years. I will not repeat much of the story of her fantastic life, because Maurice Corry told us about that in his opening remarks. He mentioned that she was a suffragette who fought for equal pay for women, who, more than 100 years ago, were doing the jobs of men. We are still fighting for that today, 100 years on. He also marked the fact that, in 1898, she was the first...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...to the hon. Lady for giving way, because I think it needs to be put on the record that, as a Conservative, I could not be prouder of what we achieved between 2010 and 2015, when we introduced equal marriage. I also pay tribute to the fact that the leader of the Scottish Conservatives happens to be gay. We just need to move on from all this. We should not talk about the past, but look to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pensions (15 Jan 2018)

Nick Gibb: ...sector pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). Surviving partner pensions were extended in 1988 to cover widowers, in 2005 for civil partners and in 2014 for same sex marriage spouses. The Government has made it clear that it believes that it is right that married same sex couples and civil partners should be treated equally to married opposite sex couples....

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (9 Jan 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the dates were of the meetings he has held with the (a) Northern Ireland Equality Commission and (b) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to discuss the recognition of same sex marriages in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

Brexit: Equalities Impact Assessment - Question (21 Dec 2017)

Baroness Manzoor: My Lords, we had the Equality Act 2010, which was amended; we have had the very important same-sex marriage legislation; and we have had the Modern Slavery Act—the first in the world. This is all very important equality legislation which has absolutely nothing to do with the EU. Surely the issue is one of adherence and enforcement where breaches are happening, particularly on social...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Kevin Hollinrake: ...does not want us to leave, which is understandable for some of the reasons that I have given, but also, primarily, it does not want others to leave, and that must be its priority during the negotiations. If this were a marriage of equals and therefore a divorce of equals, that meaningful vote with those three different options would be fine, but that is not where we are. Of course, the EU...

Brexit: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Faulks: ...problems, subtle yet profound, thrown up by modern slavery. That is what Parliament could do, rather than a broadly based rights instrument. The second example was referred to by the noble Lord, Lord Cashman: the very important equal marriage legislation. That is something that Parliament achieved, notwithstanding opposition within Parliament and considerable opposition outside. It was...

Scottish Parliament: Year of Young People (12 Dec 2017)

Ross Greer: ...every day to make this a better country for children and young people to live in, none more so than the Scottish Youth Parliament. When I was elected to the SYP in 2011, we did not have votes at 16, equal marriage or a commitment to the living wage across the public sector regardless of a worker’s age. Now, in no small part due to the work of the Scottish Youth Parliament, those are...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (11 Dec 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh about the effect of the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 on the rights, equality, and welfare of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh and the extent to which that law is enforced in refugee camps.


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