Equality (Marriage) (Amendment) Bill — Protection In Respect of Beliefs About Definition of Marriage — 29 Jan 2013 at 13:43

The majority of MPs voted to give people protection from being discriminated against due to their beliefs about the definition of marriage.

The motion voted on was:

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill[1] to amend the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 to include a person’s conscientious beliefs about the definition of marriage; and for connected purposes.

The Bill did not become law as it failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session.

Debate in Parliament | 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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con64 (+2 tell) 13 (+2 tell)026.6%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab8 605.4%
LDem7 11031.6%
Total:86 31019.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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Crispin BluntReigateConno
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)tellno
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestCon (front bench)no
Neil CarmichaelStroudCon (front bench)no
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastCon (front bench)no
Jane EllisonBatterseaCon (front bench)no
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenCon (front bench)no
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellno
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)no
Justin TomlinsonNorth SwindonCon (front bench)no
Mike WeatherleyHoveConno
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)no
Hugh BayleyYork CentralLab (minister)no
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLab (minister)no
Frank DoranAberdeen NorthLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDem (front bench)aye
Gordon BirtwistleBurnleyLDemaye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLDem (front bench)aye
Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and LochaberLDem (front bench)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye

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