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Homophobic Chanting At Football Games

EDM number 33 in 2013-14, proposed by John Leech on 08/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Human rights and Sports.

That this House welcomes the report from the Brighton and Hove Albion Supporters' Club (BHASC), along with the Gay Football Supporters' Network (GFSN), that details evidence and a log of the level of homophobic chanting at both home and away matches; recognises the extent of the problem when Brighton fans have been subjected to homophobic abuse by at least 72 per cent of opponents they have faced this season; agrees with the report that, although chants range from what would be considered to be mild to much more offensive, if these words relating to a person's sexuality were replaced with words relating to someone's race or skin colour, appropriate action would be taken; further recognises the good work both the BHASC and the GFSN have done in highlighting this problem; and calls for the clubs, the football authorities, the police and relevant authorities to work with them to eradicate this abuse.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

John Leech08/05/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Kelvin Hopkins09/05/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell09/05/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/05/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn10/05/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin13/05/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan13/05/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Caroline Lucas14/05/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Alan Meale14/05/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Stephen Williams14/05/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon14/05/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
David Ward15/05/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland15/05/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George15/05/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton15/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Lady Hermon15/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Naomi Long16/05/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Mike Hancock20/05/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby21/05/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell04/06/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway26/06/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Shaun Woodward11/07/2013St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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