Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 — 21 Mar 2007 at 22:09

Baroness Gardner of Parkes voted in the minority (Content).

The majority Not Contents defeated an Amendment that would have declined to pass the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 due to a number of concerns, predominantly
  • Fears that religious teachers and preachers could be prosecuted for homophobia
  • Fears that Catholic adoption agencies and old people's homes would have to cater for gay couples or close
  • Arguments that preventing religions discriminating against homosexuals constitutes discrimination against religions
  • Arguments that there was not enough scope for debate and the topic was important enough that it ought to be presented as primary legislation with greater opportunities for amendment, rather than as regulations
  • and the fact that equivalent regulations in Northern Ireland were currently being contested in the courts and their legality had not been established.

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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
Bishop0 311.5%
Con4 68 (+1 tell)35.1%
DUP0 3100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab103 (+2 tell) 1053.2%
LDem42 154.4%
Other1 128.6%
UKIP0 2100.0%
UUP0 133.3%
Crossbench16 30 (+1 tell)25.3%
Total:166 12039.7%

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
Lord Fowler Conno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Norton of LouthConno
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabaye
Lord Brennan Labaye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Lord Evans of ParksideLabaye
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabaye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Lord Pendry Labaye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye

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