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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 16 May 2013

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Marriage (Same

 

Sex Couples) Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Motion to be proposed by Secretary Maria

 

Miller

 


 

New Clauses relating to any of the following: (a) sex education, (b)

 

conscientious or other objection to marriage of same sex couples, (c)

 

equality law, (d) religious organisations’ opt-in to marriage of same sex

 

couples, and (e) protection against compulsion to solemnize marriages

 

of same sex couples or to carry out activities in relation to the

 

solemnization Of such marriages

 

Education Act 1996

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Mr David Crausby

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr William Cash

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Sir James Paice

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier


 
 

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Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 403 of the Education Act 1996 (sex education: manner of provision) is

 

amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection (1D) insert—

 

“(1E)    

For the purposes of subsection (1A)—

 

(a)    

No school shall be under any duty as a result of the guidance

 

issued to promote or endorse an understanding of the nature of

 

marriage and its importance for family life and the bringing up

 

of children that runs contrary to the designated religious

 

character of the school.

 

(b)    

This subsection is without prejudice to any guidance issued by

 

the Secretary of State regarding the legal status of marriage.”.’.

 


 

Conscientious objection

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Subject to subsections (2) and (3) of this section, no registrar shall be under any

 

duty, whether by contract or by any statutory or other legal requirement, to

 

conduct, be present at, carry out, participate in, or consent to the taking place of,

 

a relevant marriage ceremony to which he has a conscientious objection.

 

(2)    

Nothing in subsection (1) shall affect the duty of each registration authority to

 

ensure that there is a sufficient number of relevant marriage registrars for its area

 

to carry out in that area the functions of relevant marriage registrars.


 
 

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(3)    

The conscientious objection must be based on a sincerely-held religious or other

 

belief.

 

(4)    

In any legal proceedings the burden of proof of conscientious objection shall rest

 

on the person claiming to rely on it.’.

 


 

Conscientious objection: transitional arrangments

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Mr William Cash

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Sir James Paice

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Simon Hughes

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

No person shall be under any duty, whether by contract or by statutory or other

 

legal requirement, to conduct a marriage to which he has a conscientious

 

objection if he is employed as a registrar of marriages on the date this Act comes

 

in force.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section, a “conscientious objection” exists where the

 

refusal to conduct a marriage is only that it concerns a same sex couple, and is

 

based on the person’s sincerely held religious or other beliefs.

 

(3)    

This section is without prejudice to the duty of a registration authority to ensure

 

that there is a sufficient number of registrars and superintendent registrars in that

 

area to carry out the required functions.

 

(4)    

In any legal proceedings the burden of proof of conscientious objection shall rest

 

on the person claiming to rely on it.’.

 



 
 

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Chapter 2 of the Equality Act 2010

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Mr David Crausby

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr William Cash

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Sir James Paice

 

Philip Davies

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Karl McCartney

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mark Durkan

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In the Equality Act 2010, after section 19, insert the following section—

 

“19A      

For the purposes of this Act discussion or criticism of same sex

 

marriage shall not be taken of itself to be discrimination.”.’.

 


 

Public sector equality duty—beliefs about marriage

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Mr William Cash

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie


 
 

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Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mark Durkan

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Robin Walker

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In the Equality Act 2010, after section 149(9), insert —

 

“149 (10)  

Compliance with the duties in this section requires ensuring that a

 

belief regarding the definition of marriage as being between a man and

 

a woman is respected and that no person should suffer any detriment

 

in respect of the holding or the reasonable expression of such a

 

belief.”.’.

 


 

Beliefs about marriage

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Mr William Cash

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Sir James Paice

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mark Durkan

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Robin Walker

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In the Equality Act 2010, after section 10(3), insert —

 

“10(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.”.’.

 



 
 

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Legal proceedings against a person

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Mr David Crausby

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mark Durkan

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A decision by a person not to undertake an opt-in activity shall not be questioned

 

in any legal proceedings whatsoever.

 

(2)    

Expressions used in this section have the same meaning as the expressions used

 

in Section 2 of this Act.’.

 


 

Domestic protection for persons

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Tim Loughton

 

Jim Shannon

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Mr David Crausby

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Craig Whittaker

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Dr Matthew Offord

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

 

Mr William Cash

 

Mr Peter Bone

 

John Glen

 

Andrew Selous

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Bob Blackman

 

Sir Alan Beith

 

Sir James Paice

 

Philip Davies

 

Karl McCartney

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Greg Mulholland


 
 

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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Drax

 

Heather Wheeler

 

Peter Aldous

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Mrs Anne Main

 

Nick de Bois

 

Mr James Gray

 

Mr Robert Walter

 

Charlotte Leslie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mark Durkan

 

Steve Baker

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Harriett Baldwin

 

John Hemming

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

For the purposes of this Act “compelled” includes, but is not limited to—

 

(a)    

less favourable treatment of a person by a public authority,

 

(b)    

the imposition of any criminal or civil penalty, and

 

(c)    

any legal proceedings against a person as a result of a decision not to opt-

 

in, conduct, be present at, carry out, participate in, or consent to the

 

taking place of, relevant marriages.

 

(2)    

Expressions used in this section have the same meaning as the expressions used

 

in section 2 of this Act.’.

 


 

Assessment of impact of repeal of Schedule 9 sub-paragraph 18(1) of the Equality Act

 

2010

 

Kate Green

 

NC17

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall conduct a review of the cost to public and private

 

pension providers, the impact on pensioner poverty, and the wider economic

 

impact of repeal of Schedule 9 sub-paragraph 18(1) of the Equality Act 2010 and

 

make a report to Parliament within 12 months of the completion of the review.’.

 



 
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