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

Lord Bragg voted with the majority (Not-Content).

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)44.5%
Crossbench9 34 (+1 tell)25.9%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab103 (+2 tell) 1062.8%
LDem29 146.9%
Other0 19.1%
Total:146 13943.4%

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

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NamePartyVote
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Bhatia Crossbenchno
Baroness Greengross Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Howe of IdlicoteCrossbenchno
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Ouseley Crossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of SandwichCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Stern Crossbenchno
Lord Ahmed Labaye
Lord Brennan Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Lab (minister)aye
Lord Donoughue Lab (minister)aye
Lord Kirkhill Labaye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Hooson LDemaye

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