Gender Recognition Bill [HL] — 10 Feb 2004 at 17:34

was absent

moved Amendment No. 3:

Before Clause 19, insert the following new clause-

"RELIGION

(1) A body which exists for the purposes of organised religion may, if subsection (2) is satisfied, prohibit or restrict the participation in its religious activities or ceremonies of persons whose gender has become the acquired gender under this Act.

(2) This subsection is satisfied if the prohibition is necessary to-

(a) comply with the doctrines of the religion, or

(b) avoid offending the religious susceptibilities of a significant number of the religion's followers.

(3) "Religion" means any religion, religious belief or similar philosophical belief.

(4) This section does not affect-

(a) section 19 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65) (ministers of religion etc.), or

(b) Article 21 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15)) (corresponding provision for Northern Ireland)."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 3) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 144; Not-Contents, 149.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop3 012.0%
Con1 92 (+1 tell)44.8%
Crossbench9 34 (+1 tell)26.0%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab103 (+2 tell) 1062.2%
LDem29 146.9%
Other1 227.3%
UUP0 266.7%
Total:147 14243.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Fookes Conno
Bhatia Crossbenchno
Greengross Crossbenchno
Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchno
Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Marsh Crossbenchno
Ouseley Crossbenchno
Patel Crossbenchno
The of SandwichCrossbenchno
Stern Crossbenchno
Ahmed Labaye
Brennan Labaye
Brookman Labaye
Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Davies of CoityLabaye
Dixon Labaye
Donoughue Labaye
Kirkhill Labaye
Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Hooson LDemaye

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