Gender Recognition Bill [HL] — 10 Feb 2004 at 17:34
Baroness Anelay of St Johns was absent
moved Amendment No. 3:
Before Clause 19, insert the following new clause-
(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.
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||1||92 (+1 tell)||44.8%|
|Lab||103 (+2 tell)||10||62.2%|
|Crossbench||9||34 (+1 tell)||26.0%|
|Lord Clarke of Hampstead||Lab||aye|
|Lord Davies of Coity||Lab||aye|
|Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract||Lab||aye|
|Lord Mason of Barnsley||Lab||aye|