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Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Lexden: ...one with its capacity to deliver good government. Here is one illustration of the need for the fundamental reassessment for which the committee has called to ensure that such a crisis is fully considered in the wider context of the union. Another issue that proves the point is the denial of the right to same-sex marriage in the same part of our country, even though it commands widespread...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Australia: LGBT People (11 Sep 2017)

Catherine West: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed (a) LGBT rights and (b) same-sex marriage with his Australian counterpart.

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...

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

Lord Scriven: Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure 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)

Lord Lexden: ...of this anniversary. Does she agree that although an immense amount has been achieved over the period of 50 years since 1967, there is more still to do, most notably, perhaps, the extension of same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland, where, as opinion polls consistently show, widespread support exists for it? Perhaps it would be appropriate today also to salute the memory of the late Lord...

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: ...straightforward 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...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies: Civil Partnerships and Marriage (10 Jul 2017)

Rory Stewart: UK Diplomatic Missions celebrated 6 civil partnerships and 202 same sex marriages between 1 July 2016 and 6 July 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Embassies: Civil Partnerships and Marriage (10 Jul 2017)

Rory Stewart: Between 1 July 2016 and 6 July 2017 civil partnerships and same sex marriages were celebrated at UK Diplomatic Missions in Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Germany, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Philippines, Serbia, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness Brinton: ...one further point from my own personal experience. I was stalked by my Conservative political opponent in the run-up to the 2010 general election. Because that was entirely political—although it was sexual as well—it was not domestic; however, all the traits of that behaviour followed the form of everything else. When the domestic violence Bill is before this House, I hope that...

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

Justine Greening: I am proud to have been part of a Government who introduced same-sex marriage, and we should all be proud that we are in a Parliament that passed that Bill. The London Pride celebrations are taking place this weekend, and that will be a chance to celebrate the progress that has been made. We have to fundamentally win the argument on moving forward on LGBT rights. This is something that needs...

Equality: Hung Parliament - Question (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Lexden: Will the Government press their new allies in the DUP to reconsider their attitude to same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, given that opinion polls show that just under 70% of people in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriage, which is roughly the same as in the rest of the United Kingdom?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (29 Jun 2017)

Catherine West: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made representations to the Democratic Unionist Party leader, Arlene Foster on the extension of (a) civil partnerships and (b) same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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

Baroness Burt of Solihull: ...sentence in the gracious Speech is: “My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation”. The Liberal Democrats in government passed the equal marriage Act, and drove legislation on gender pay gap reporting. We will now push for further measures in...

Scottish Parliament: Treasury Funding (Devolved Administrations) (27 Jun 2017)

Patrick Harvie: ...agree that the Conservative-DUP deal must not undermine the trust and solidarity between the people of Scotland and the people of Northern Ireland and that, just as the Scottish Government has agreed that same-sex couples are entitled to come here to convert civil partnerships into marriage, we should ensure that women from Northern Ireland who need to access abortion can access the...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (13 Jun 2017)

Kate Forbes: ...that we need to work with—cannot be delivered soon enough. They cannot be delivered soon enough for the mother and daughter from eastern Europe who are locked in a room to serve the men who come and rape them at the same time, or for the workers at a hotel in a remote Highland village who have paid thousands to come from Bangladesh and find themselves working from 5 am to midnight...

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

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...it will rapidly become law. By repealing Sections 146(4) and 147(3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, it completes the removal of archaic and unjust provisions that penalised homosexual activity. This year is the 50th anniversary of Leo Abse’s Private Member’s Bill which became the Sexual Offences Act 1967. It came 10 years after the Wolfenden report...

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

Lord Nash: ...blocks of how to develop mutually respectful relationships both online and offline. This will then provide a solid foundation for RSE at secondary school. Primary schools will, of course, continue to teach the same as now in the science curriculum. This is a very sensitive issue for many parents, as a number of noble Lords have said, and we need to respect that. Our approach is to trust...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Civil Partnerships (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Nash: ...carried out a consultation on the future of civil partnerships in 2014. Views were invited on three options: abolishing civil partnerships; phasing them out; or extending them to opposite sex couples. The review found that there was no clear consensus on the future of civil partnerships. A majority of respondents to the consultation were against extending civil partnerships to opposite sex...


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