Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 6 — Protection of Beliefs About Marriage — 20 May 2013 at 19:00
Andrew Mitchell MP, Sutton Coldfield voted t to make discrimination on the basis of an individual's beliefs regarding the definition of marriage illegal.
The majority of MPs voted against adding beliefs regarding the definition of marriage to the list of protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010, discrimination on the basis of which is illegal.
The text of the rejected proposed new clause for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill stated:
- ‘(1) In the Equality Act 2010, after section 10(3), insert —
- “(4) The protected characteristic of religion or belief may include a belief regarding the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.”.’
-  Parliament's webpage on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (now the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013)
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||95 (+2 tell)||125 (+2 tell)||0||73.4%|