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How LGBT friendly is Theresa May’s Cabinet

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How has Theresa Might’s cupboard voted in homosexual and LGBT+ points all through their time as MPs?

With a view to get our LGBT friendly score, we have now mixed absent and abstained votes as a non-vote. You’ll be able to learn a touch upon this on the backside of the article.

These findings have been taken from the TheyWorkForYou.com web site. In figuring out our score we’ve highlighted main votes (as decided by TheyWorkForYou). We’ve overlooked “less important votes” which is why some tallies might not match the main votes.

Fast Evaluation:

21 Ministers (and one Peer), together with the Prime Minister.

Variety of ministers who’ve a 50% or above LGBT friendly score: 12/21

Variety of ministers who’ve a 49% or underneath LGBT friendly score: 9/21

Variety of ministers who’ve a 100% LGBT friendly score: 5/21

Variety of ministers who’ve beneath a 20% LGBT friendly score: three/21

Prime Minister

Theresa Might

eight votes for, 10 votes towards, 9 absences, between 2002–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 5

2003: Civil partnerships.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: 2

1998: Equalising the age of consent.

2002: Permitting homosexual couples to undertake youngsters.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: three

2003: Repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in faculties. Part 28.

2004: Permit Marriages to Stay Legitimate If They Grow to be a Similar-Intercourse Marriage.

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

Score: 29.6%

Evaluation of Theresa Might’s LGBT voting:

Ms Might is what we’d name an advanced Minister on LGBT+ and homosexual rights. Previous to 2004 she systematically voted towards the rights of homosexual individuals within the UK. Then we see a 180-degree change in her voting sample, though she did have a blip in 2007 when she did not vote on the Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality regulation. Because the starting of this decade, she has voted positively for LGBT+ group.


First Secretary Of State, Minister for the Cabinet Workplace

David Lidington

three votes for, 18 votes towards, 6 absences, between 2003–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 1

2004: Permit Marriages to Stay Legitimate If They Turn into a Similar-Intercourse Marriage.

MAJOR NO VOTES: three

1998: Equalising the age of consent.

2002: Permitting homosexual couples to undertake youngsters.

2003: Repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in faculties. Part 28.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: four

2004: Civil partnerships.

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 11.1%

Evaluation of David Lidington’s LGBT voting:

David Lingtonton is considered one of worst voters on LGBT+ and homosexual issues in Theresa Might’s Cabinet. He has almost voted towards or failed to show as much as each main vote in regards to the equality of homosexual individuals within the UK since he took workplace. He has solely voted positively on one main piece of laws which was in 2004.


 

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Philip Hammond

three votes for, 11 votes towards, 13 absences, between 2002–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 2

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: 2

1998: Equalising the age of consent.

2002: Permitting homosexual couples to undertake youngsters.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: 6

2003: Repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in faculties. Part 28.

2003: Civil partnerships.

2004: Permit Marriages to Stay Legitimate If They Develop into a Similar-Intercourse Marriage.

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

Score: 11.1%

Evaluation of Philip Hammond’s LGBT voting:

Philip Hammond has an appalling voting report on LGBT issues and his six failures to seem for a vote, to us, exhibits a really actual lack of respect for homosexual rights and the LGBT+ group. He hasn’t, it might seem advanced on issues of LGBT rights, even failing to seem for the 2013 same-sex marriage vote.


 

Overseas Secretary

Jeremy Hunt

eight votes for, 2 votes towards, between 2008–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 5

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: zero

Score: 80%

Evaluation of Jeremy Hunt’s LGBT voting:

Jeremy has an ideal rating for voting on homosexual and LGBT+ issues.


House Secretary

Sajid Javid

2 votes for, zero votes towards, 5 absences, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 2

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: 2

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 28.5%

Evaluation of Sajid Javid’s LGBT voting:

His absenteeism is trigger for concern. Regardless of voting positively for same-sex marriage he didn’t attend a vote to equalise marriage legal guidelines or prolong the best to marry to our armed forces.


Brexit Secretary

Stephen Barclay

four votes for, zero votes towards, three absences, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

2014: Towards numerous amendments to acts of Parliament in mild of the introduction of same-sex marriage.

MAJOR NO VOTES:zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: 1

Stephen Barclay was absent for a vote on Marriage (Similar Intercourse Couples) Invoice — Second Studying

Score: 75%

Evaluation of Stephen Barclays’s LGBT voting:

Virtually good rating for Mr Barclay’s voting report for LGBT Proper. He was absent from the second studying of Marriage (same-sex couples) Invoice, however finally voted for the rights of homosexual couples to marry.


 

Secretary of State for Defence

Gavin Williamson

2 votes for, 5 votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: zero

MAJOR NO VOTES: 5

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

2014: Towards numerous amendments to acts of Parliament in mild of the introduction of same-sex marriage.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: zero

Score: 28.5%

Evaluation of Gavin Williamson’s LGBT voting:

Gavin Williamson is one in every of worst voters on LGBT+ and homosexual issues in Theresa Might’s Cabinet. He has voted towards each main vote in regards to the equality of homosexual individuals within the UK since he took workplace in 2010.


 

Well being and Social Care Secretary

Matthew Hancock

7 votes for, zero votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 7

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 100%

Evaluation of Matthew Hancock’s LGBT voting:

Mr Hancock has an ideal rating for voting on homosexual and LGBT+ issues.

 


 

Justice Secretary

David Gauke

7 votes for, three votes towards, between 2007–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: 1

2007: Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Laws

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: zero

Score: 70%

Evaluation of David Gauke’s LGBT voting:

David Gauke has a close to good voting document on LGBT+ points.


 

Schooling Secretary

Damian Hinds

7 votes for, zero votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 7

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 100%

Evaluation of Matthew Hancock’s LGBT voting:

Mr Hinds has an ideal rating for voting on homosexual and LGBT+ issues.


 

Secretary of State for Worldwide Commerce

Dr Liam Fox

2 votes for, 14 votes towards, 11 absences, between 2003–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: zero

MAJOR NO VOTES: four

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2002: Permitting homosexual couples to undertake youngsters.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Each readings).

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: 5

1998: Equalising the age of consent.

2003: Repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in faculties. Part 28.

2003: Civil partnerships.

2004: Permit Marriages to Stay Legitimate If They Turn out to be a Similar-Intercourse Marriage.

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

Score: 7.four%

Evaluation of Dr Liam Fox’s LGBT voting:

Liam Fox has an appalling voting report on LGBT+ issues. He has systematically voted towards or did not attend votes pertaining to the LGBT+ group since 1998; doing his LGBT+ constituents in North Somerset a fantastic disservice.


 

Secretary of State for Companies, Power and Industrial Technique

Greg Clark

7 votes for, 1 vote towards, 2 absences, between 2007–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: 1

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

Score: 70%

Evaluation of Greg Clark’s LGBT voting:

Greg Clark has an virtually good voting report for LGBT+ rights within the UK.


 

Secretary of State for Surroundings, Meals and Rural Affairs

Michael Gove

5 votes for, zero votes towards, 5 absences, between 2008–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: three

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: 2

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

Score: 50%

Evaluation of Michael Gove’s LGBT voting:

Though Michael Gove has by no means voted towards LGBT+ equality he has been absent from half the votes that affected the homosexual group.


Secretary of State for Transport

Chris Grayling

9 votes for, 7 votes towards, four absences, between 2002–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 5

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: three

2003: Repeal a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in faculties. Part 28.

2003: Civil partnerships.

2004: Gender Recognition Invoice

Score: 45%

Evaluation of Chris Grayling’s LGBT voting:

Chris Grayling is an virtually 50-50 politician on LGBT+ issues. Though he has voted positively on many issues, his absence from some votes is trigger for concern.


Home and Communities Secretary

James Brokenshire

7 votes for, three votes towards, between 2007–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: 1

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: zero

Score: 70%

Evaluation of James Brokenshire’s LGBT voting:

A superb present for James Brokenshire and his voting on homosexual equality. Nevertheless, there is one blip on his voting report and that was for 2007’s Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.


Chief of the Lords

Baroness Evans


Secretary of State for Scotland

David Mundell

6 votes for, three votes towards, three absences, between 2000–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: three

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: 2

2007: Discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

Score: 50%

Evaluation of David Mundell’s LGBT voting:

We might have hoped that one of many UK’s highest profile out politicians would have a flawless voting report, nevertheless, Mundell has been absent from too many votes for our liking.


Secretary of State for Wales

Alun Cairns

2 votes for, 1 vote towards, four absences, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: zero

MAJOR NO VOTES: 1

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: three

2013: Similar-sex marriage.

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 28.5%

Evaluation of Alun Cairn’s LGBT voting:

Mr Cairns’ voting report, though not the worst within the Cabinet, definitely fails his LGBT constituents within the Vale of Glamorgan.


Northern Eire Secretary

Karen Bradley

7 votes for, zero votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014:  Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: zero

Score: 100%

Evaluation of Karen Bradley’s LGBT voting:

Ms Bradley has an ideal rating for voting on homosexual and LGBT+ issues.


Secretary of State for Worldwide Improvement

Penny Mordaunt

7 votes for, zero votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTE: zero

Score: 100%

Evaluation of Penny Mordaunt’s LGBT voting:

Having solely served as an MP since 2010, Penny Mordaunt is a part of a brand new Conservative wave – a way more liberal thinker. In contrast with a few of her longer serving Cabinet members, she has voted in far fewer issues that concern the LGBT+ group nevertheless, she has persistently voted for LGBT+ rights and is one of many highest scorers on this league desk.


Tradition Secretary

Jeremy Wright

2 votes for, four votes towards, four absences, between 2008–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 2

2013: Jeremy Wright voted in favour of permitting same-sex couples to marry. (in main readings, however finally voted towards same-sex marriage)

MAJOR NO VOTES: four

2013: Jeremy Wright voted in favour of permitting same-sex couples to marry.

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: four

2013: Jeremy Wright was absent for a vote on Similar-Intercourse Marriage — Enabling Courts to Cope with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings

2014: Jeremy Wright was absent for a vote on Make Similar-Intercourse Marriage Obtainable to Armed Forces Personnel Outdoors the UK

2007: Jeremy Wright was absent for a vote on Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Laws

Score: 25%

Evaluation of Jeremy Wright’s LGBT voting:

Having served since 2008, Mr Wright has had loads of alternatives to reinforce the rights of LGBT individuals within the UK, nevertheless, he has one of many worse scores on Ms Might’s Cabinet.


Work and Pensions Secretary

Amber Rudd

7 votes for, zero votes towards, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: 5

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage out there to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: zero

Score: 100%

Evaluation of Amber Rudd’s LGBT voting:

Having solely served as an MP since 2010, Amber Rudd is a part of a brand new Conservative wave – a way more liberal thinker. In contrast with a few of her longer serving Cabinet members, she has voted in far fewer issues that concern the LGBT+ group nevertheless, she has persistently voted for LGBT+ rights and is one of many highest scorers on this league desk.


 

Celebration Chair

Brandon Lewis

four votes for, zero votes towards, three absences, between 2013–2014

MAJOR YES VOTES: four

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Feb)

2013: Similar-sex marriage. (Might)

MAJOR NO VOTES: zero

MAJOR ABSENT VOTES: three

2014: Enabling the courts to cope with proceedings for the divorce of, or annulment of the wedding of, a same-sex couple.

2014: Making same-sex marriage obtainable to armed forces personnel outdoors the UK.

Score: 57%

Evaluation of Brandon’s LGBT voting:

Usually talking Brandon has voted for the rights of LGBT+ individuals nevertheless was absent from three essential votes which instantly have an effect on the rights of LGBT armed forces and permitting the courts to deal with LGBT individuals within the matter of divorce.

 


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How we calculated our outcomes.
Utilizing TheyWorkForYou.com we have been capable of outline MPs’ voting data on equality points. We made conclusions on an MP’s voting report – we counted Absent votes as a unfavourable.

ABSENT COMMENT – Editor

For this evaluation on how this authorities’s head ministers LGBT friendly score, we now have chosen to think about an absent or abstain vote as a no vote. For my part, in case you are absent for a vote you’re voting for the established order – which frequently meant a poorer equality for the LGBT group, similar to votes surrounding age of consent, repealing part 28 and naturally same-sex marriage.

For my part, Abstaining is worse than Absent, as a result of I consider that abstaining signifies a degree of contempt and that sure points usually are not even value consideration.

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