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Criminalisation Of People On Grounds Of Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity Across The Commonwealth

EDM number 715 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 17/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Gender recognition, International politics and government, Sex discrimination and International organisations.

That this House is very concerned that 41 out of 53 Commonwealth nations still criminalise people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity; understands that this is over half the total number of countries that criminalise LGBT people; is further concerned that criminalisation severely impacts people's ability to access and receive safe, non-discriminatory health services, which increases vulnerability to HIV; further understands that this highlights the need for the Government to continue its work in a coordinated way across departments and with civil society to promote the rights of LGBT people and to call for decriminalisation across the Commonwealth; notes that hon. Members have a role to play in promoting non-discrimination and ensuring no-one is left behind; and commends the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's efforts and its current campaign, Paradise or Persecution, in raising awareness of the scale of criminalisation across the Commonwealth and pushing for change.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Caroline Lucas17/11/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Peter Bottomley17/11/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan17/11/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martyn Day18/11/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards18/11/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ronnie Campbell18/11/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Neil Gray18/11/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron18/11/2015East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty18/11/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black18/11/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Crispin Blunt18/11/2015ReigateConservativeSigned
Steven Paterson18/11/2015StirlingScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson18/11/2015East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon18/11/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Alan Meale18/11/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan18/11/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Stephens18/11/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands18/11/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell19/11/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts19/11/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/11/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Cunningham19/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Thangam Debbonaire20/11/2015Bristol WestLabourSigned
Hywel Williams20/11/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
David Anderson25/11/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss25/11/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell25/11/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Stewart McDonald26/11/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law26/11/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock30/11/2015AberavonLabourSigned
Drew Hendry01/12/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stephen McCabe01/12/2015Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff01/12/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry08/12/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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