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Scottish Parliament: Homophobia in Sport (19 Sep 2017)

Mary Fee: In opening the debate, I take the opportunity to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights campaigners and activists to the public gallery, and I thank members from across the chamber for supporting my motion on tackling homophobia 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...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: .... It removes the charter of fundamental rights from UK law. Let us be very clear that that charter provides digital rights, asylum rights, pension rights for LGBT people and safeguards for maternity rights. At the moment, for example, it ensures that a gay couple who marry here in the UK have their marriage recognised elsewhere in Europe.

Sexual Offences Act 1967 - Question (18 Jul 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...many badgers in the House of Lords but one might see the odd mouse. My noble friend makes a very valid point. Northern Ireland might peer south to southern Ireland, which has just elected its first gay Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian Immigrant. That is progress indeed. I join my noble friend in paying tribute to the late Lord Arran. Civil partnerships have been legal in...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Gerard Killen: ...I do. In her maiden speech, she spoke of working together in a spirit of collaboration, and although 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...

Attorney General: Leaving the EU: Human Rights (29 Jun 2017)

Michael Fabricant: ...hon. and learned Friend has already said, this country has a good record in upholding them. Would he be interested to know that still only nine EU countries, including of course the UK, permit gay marriage?

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

Lord Scriven: ...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 marry David, my new husband and partner...

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

Lord Alli: ..., when a Labour MP and a Conservative Peer worked to pass the Sexual Offences Act in 1967. It was by no means a perfect piece of legislation, but it started the process of bringing life for gay men out of the shadows and into the open. It is easy against the backdrop of Brexit and the threat of terror attacks to forget to acknowledge and celebrate the progress we have made together as a...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Alan Brown: ...tactic was for the Conservatives to turn attention to the Liberal Democrat leader’s views on homosexuality, yet post-election the Conservatives are teaming up with the DUP, a confirmed anti-gay-marriage party that lobbied the Scottish Government to try to prevent people from Northern Ireland travelling to Scotland for a gay marriage. Again, the hypocrisy is rank. The Prime Minister...

Scottish Parliament: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (15 Jun 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: I am very proud of the Government’s record on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights, including the introduction of civil partnerships and, now, equal marriage for same-sex couples. We have robust and inclusive hate crime legislation in place, we have established the LGBTI inclusive education working group and we intend to reform gender recognition law. Those actions...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...an Irish language Act are the big impasse in the talks. We heart parroted again today—surprisingly, I even saw the Under-Secretary of State nodding his head—ideas about people being denied their rights on gay marriage and denied certain abortion rights. I simply say to the Minister that the whole point of devolution is that people in the regions of the United Kingdom have the...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Tim Farron: I do not, and I tell the hon. Gentleman this: I am very proud to have gone through the Aye Lobby in the coalition Government when the Liberal Democrats introduced gay marriage and equal marriage, and, indeed, did not go as far as they should have in recognising transgender rights. There is much more to be done, and if we campaign in this election, as we will, for an open, tolerant, united...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Inclusive Education Campaign (19 Apr 2017)

Monica Lennon: ...that one of my colleagues was starting to fidget and shuffle in her seat. After much squirming, she explained that she had something to tell us. It seemed to take for ever, then out it came: “I’m gay.” All that I could do was throw out my arms and hug her. She had made us fear the worst, but she was not sick or dying; she was taking the terrifying but courageous step of...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (6 Apr 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...promotion of homosexuality in our schools”. In 2003, he voted against the repeal of Section 28. A year later, he supported civil partnerships for same-sex couples. In 2009 he apologised for having supported Section 28. In 2013 he supported same-sex marriage, but it is still not allowed in Northern Ireland. In her important and timely book, The Enemy Within, the noble Baroness, Lady...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Storey: ..., millions of children are not getting the right kind of information about relationships. Sensitive issues such as relationships with the other sex, with the same sex, domestic violence, abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and stranger danger are all out there and young people do not get the proper support and guidance that they should get. It is not only about...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Cashman: ...rights. It has also undertaken important work with the African Union, delivering the first African Girls’ Summit in 2015 and working with the University of Pretoria and the African Commission by convening child marriage dialogues with civil society, national human rights institutions and traditional and religious leaders. It has undertaken work on LGBTI people’s rights, but...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

Chris Bryant: ...a very unusual moment for us. I support the earlier call for us to have a formal means of paying tribute to Members, so that the decision is not just left up to you, Mr Speaker. I think I am the first gay MP to speak in today’s business questions. Many LGBT people in this country are deeply grateful to Gerald. He campaigned on LGBT equality for a long time when it was very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Bishops’ Report on Human Sexuality (2 Mar 2017)

Robert Jenrick: ...Jeremy Pemberton, who was found not to have been discriminated against on the grounds of sexuality when the Diocese of Southwell denied him permission to officiate in the light of him having had a gay marriage, despite the fact that neighbouring diocese would allow him to officiate. Does my right hon. Friend accept that allowing each bishop discretion in how to handle these, admittedly,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Overseas Territories: Marriage (1 Mar 2017)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received recent representations from (a) parliamentarians and (b) the public on the legalisation of gay marriage in the overseas territories.

LGBT History Month — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...setbacks. However, looking back at the steps we have taken in the UK, it is clear that our country has a strong record of furthering equal rights for all, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi and trans, or who have another minority sexual orientation or gender identity. It is a record we should be proud of. It has made the UK a beacon of hope for many people around the world,...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Recommendations by GREVIO and the Committee of the Parties (24 Feb 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...strategy in 2010, we have made great strides. In the past four years, we have strengthened the legislative framework and introduced a range of new measures including new offences on domestic abuse, forced marriage and stalking; tools such as domestic violence and FGM protection orders; and a range of guidance and support for professionals. Of course we know that there is more to do. I...


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