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Fortieth Anniversary Of The Legalislation Of Homosexuality

EDM number 2004 in 2006-07, proposed by Jo Swinson on 25/07/2007.

That this House notes that 27th July 2007 is the 40th anniversary of Royal Assent to the legislation that legalised homosexuality; applauds how much further lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights have progressed since that time; regrets that despite this, homophobic and transphobic prejudice and discrimination still occur; calls for more action in schools, including better sex and relationship education, and robust measures to stop homophobic and transphobic bullying; further calls for a consistent comprehensive Single Equality Act that would apply discrimination law, similar to that in place for race, to people on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; and calls for a public sector duty to promote LGBT equality to prevent discrimination in the public sector before it occurs and to provide a template for best practice in the private sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Jo Swinson25/07/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratProposed
Lorely Burt25/07/2007SolihullLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/07/2007Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John Bercow25/07/2007BuckinghamConservativeSeconded
Evan Harris25/07/2007Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones25/07/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Bob Russell25/07/2007ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan25/07/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George25/07/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes26/07/2007ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams26/07/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock26/07/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson26/07/2007Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore26/07/2007HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/07/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty26/07/2007Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/10/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming08/10/2007Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster08/10/2007Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Nick Harvey09/10/2007North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon09/10/2007Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John Leech09/10/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine09/10/2007LivingstonLabourSigned
Willie Rennie09/10/2007Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell10/10/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Janet Dean10/10/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Greg Pope11/10/2007HyndburnLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/10/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett15/10/2007Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/10/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Eric Illsley29/10/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned

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