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Social Justice For Gay Men And Lesbians

EDM number 243 in 1997-98, proposed by Lynne Jones on 14/07/1997.

That this House believes that, in the interests of social justice, the Government should order a wide-ranging review of the law as it affects gay men and lesbians; calls for particular attention to be paid to the age of consent, immigration rights, employment in the armed forces and pension rights for couples; is concerned that differential rights to consensual sexual activity puts gay men convicted of gross indecency in the same category as paedophiles and rapists; further calls for the repeal of Clause 28, which implies that homosexuality is a negative trait not to be tolerated, and that gay couples can only, unacceptably, create 'a pretended family relationship'; and believes that a family is any unit of adults and children whose aim is to provide a loving stable and nurturing environment for the positive development of the individuals which comprise it.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Lynne Jones14/07/1997Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Mark Todd14/07/1997South DerbyshireLabourSeconded
Peter Brand14/07/1997Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jenny Tonge14/07/1997Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Clwyd14/07/1997Cynon ValleyLabourSeconded
Richard Burden14/07/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSeconded
Alice Mahon14/07/1997HalifaxLabourSigned
Harry Cohen14/07/1997Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
John Gunnell14/07/1997Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Norman Godman15/07/1997Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Harry Barnes15/07/1997North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/07/1997Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Fearn15/07/1997SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Hilton Dawson15/07/1997Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone15/07/1997Brent EastLabourSigned
James Plaskitt15/07/1997Warwick & LeamingtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham16/07/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe16/07/1997Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
John Austin16/07/1997Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Norman Baker16/07/1997LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Ballard16/07/1997TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/07/1997Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/07/1997Luton NorthLabourSigned
Phil Hope17/07/1997CorbyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones17/07/1997CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington18/07/1997Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins18/07/1997Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar21/07/1997Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Roger Berry22/07/1997KingswoodLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard23/07/1997WalthamstowLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/07/1997Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tom Brake24/07/1997Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Campbell31/07/1997CambridgeLabourSigned
Kali Mountford31/07/1997Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Tony McWalter24/11/1997Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Clarke27/11/1997Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott27/11/1997Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner15/01/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Mike Wood20/01/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton22/01/1998Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Tony Benn23/01/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/02/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Martyn Jones09/02/1998Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer23/07/1998Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned

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