Results 141–160 of 1040 for equal marriage

Caste-based Discrimination - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2016)

Baroness Flather: ...majority of Hindus do not want caste discrimination to be included in the Act. What else are they going to say? Of course they do not. Why would they want caste discrimination to be part of the Equality Act? They cannot possibly want that. I had a long discussion with one of the policy advisers to the noble Baroness, Lady Williams of Trafford. He said, “We get a lot of evidence from...

Online Abuse (7 Jul 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...for calling this important debate. I was lucky enough to work with her when she was Secretary of State. She took on two important issues at that time: Leveson and the issue of press regulation, and equal marriage. She handled both with aplomb, and she has since shown the House how one transitions from such a position to a new role. She has taken a huge and leading role in the House on...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...Lord, Lord Paddick, highlighted the issues and the means that must be addressed if we are to remain secure outside the European Union. As we have heard in this debate, one of the most important aspects of the withdrawal negotiations will determine the acquired rights of the 2 million or so UK citizens living in other member states and, equally, EU citizens living in the United Kingdom. I...

Courts and Tribunals Fees (4 Jul 2016)

Bob Neill: ...on those who choose to go to law—those who choose to litigate—in deciding whether that is a wise decision for them to make. We do not have a problem with the principle of a certain level of a fees. Equally, however, we must bear in mind the comments that have been made consistently ever since Magna Carta but were recently elegantly captured by the late Lord Bingham of Cornhill...

Scottish Parliament: Gender and the Workplace (29 Jun 2016)

Pauline McNeill: ...8220;New Perspectives on the Gender Pay Gap”. There are also new solutions, perhaps. From listening to the debate, it seems that perspectives might not have not changed as much as we would have liked. Inequalities remain deep. We have received wonderful briefings from organisations such as Engender pointing out that the grotesque disproportionate impact on women still exists. As...

Human Rights in Iran — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (28 Jun 2016)

Philippa Whitford: ...about the laws against women. If half the population are considered subhuman, as Ayatollah Khomeini defined women in 1979, there is no chance of having decent human rights for any other group. Women do not have equality. They are considered half the value of a man when it comes to inheritance and to giving witness. If a man murders a women, the victim’s family have to pay half the...

Outcome of the EU Referendum (27 Jun 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...although I have many fundamental disagreements with the policies of the Prime Minister and his Governments, as he announces the end of his premiership it is right to reflect that he led a Government that delivered equal marriage, against the majority of his own MPs, and he was right to do so. I want to thank him, too, for his response to the Bloody Sunday inquiry and how he reacted to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (27 Jun 2016)

Claire Hanna: ...refuses to accept the democratic will of the people, 70% of whom voted for the Good Friday Agreement, and the DUP refuses to accept that a majority in the Assembly and a majority in the UK support equal marriage. You choose which issues to veto. The DUP said that the majority in Scotland did not vote for independence last time — that vote is smaller than the majority that you got...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Race Hate Crime (21 Jun 2016)

Nichola Mallon: I welcome the Minister's unequivocal statement that there should be a zero tolerance approach to all hate crime. Does she share the view that legislation in this mandate for equal marriage in Northern Ireland can help to develop a more tolerant, inclusive and respectful society here?

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

Alistair Carmichael: ...would not necessarily have to wait for a review to look further at where cases and procedures will develop in this area. As we have heard, the principle of anonymity is accepted by the Government in relation to victims of forced marriage. I welcome new clause 55, which extends that protection. However, it surely strikes at the heart of the offence that we introduced last year that we...

Scottish Parliament: Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits (9 Jun 2016)

Jeane Freeman: Thank you very much, Presiding Officer—if not for the marriage that you just entered me into. I am delighted to be here to open a debate for the first time as Scotland’s first Minister for Social Security. I know that members have already debated and discussed the new powers, and I look forward to working with parliamentarians in the chamber and in the new committee. Our shared...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Illegal Drugs (6 Jun 2016)

Roy Beggs: ...those 12 months and found that some 35% who took alcohol regretted something that they said or did — 7% of those taking drugs. Then you go into a whole range of issues and find that there are equal dangers in the misuse of alcohol and in using other drugs, including harm to individuals' health, harm to their friendships and social life, harm to home life or marriage and whether they...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Programme for Government Framework 2016-2021 (6 Jun 2016)

Martin McGuinness: ...about it. Whatever the circumstances, the First Minister and I, with everybody in the House, send our sympathy and condolences to the family as they deal with a very traumatic situation. Steven went on to talk about equality. On this important issue, there will be times when the DUP and Sinn Féin will not agree, particularly in relation to issues such as marriage equality. These...

Mental Health: Ensuring Equal Access to Mental and Physical Healthcare - Motion to Take Note (26 May 2016)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...makes early diagnosis and treatment possible. We have a similar situation with gender issues, which the noble Lord, Lord Oates, spoke about—the culmination, I think, of the new liberal world and gay marriage. The noble Lord, Lord Oates, touched on the issue of talking therapies. I seek assurance from the Minister that the provision of training for talking therapies is not hindered. I...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Annie Wells: ...footsteps of our leader Ruth Davidson to follow in. Over the years that Glasgow has been sending MSPs to the Parliament, much has changed in Scotland. We have banned smoking in public places, brought about equal marriage—an issue that is very close to my heart—and hosted a successful Commonwealth games. However, many things have not changed for the better. Glaswegians have a...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...and local authorities to promote this scheme to young people and their parents. Of course, that welcome depends on resources being available and not by taking from playgrounds, sport or other bits of expenditure. Meanwhile, what happened to the plans to amend the civil registration of marriages to include the names of couples’ mothers as well as fathers? Why was there nothing in the...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (19 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and has achieved a step change in social housing provision across Scotland. During the previous session, Alex Neil steered through Parliament one of the acts of which I am personally most proud: the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014. If Alex Neil had done nothing else in all his time in Government, that single piece of legislation would serve as a legacy that any minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Appointment of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (12 May 2016)

Steven Agnew: ..., we will lead the way in bringing forward the change that Northern Ireland needs. Just today, there was a queue outside the Bill Office door to see who could be the first to bring forward legislation for marriage equality. I brought forward that first motion in the last Assembly at a time when other parties did not want to speak about it. Now parties are literally crawling over each...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Inheritance Tax (28 Apr 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...will be exempt, the relationship between the deceased and the beneficiaries usually has no effect on the inheritance tax liability of an estate under the current rules. The children of first marriages and of subsequent marriages, and indeed other beneficiaries of the deceased, will generally be treated in the same way. The Government considered whether children of a first marriage would...

Violence against Women and Girls (Sustainable Development Goals) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Gavin Newlands: ... to mention that, but I have cut my speech down due to time, so I welcome that intervention. We have an opportunity to tackle the entrenched problems that afflict our world, such as poverty, inequality and gender-based violence, and we must seize that opportunity with both hands. In addition to the one in three women who will be victims of physical and sexual violence, 150 million girls...


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