New Justice Secretary David Lidington opposed gay rights and wanted to scrap Human Rights Act : i News

The hitherto overlooked MP David Lidington was handed one of the top jobs in Government by Theresa May on Sunday afternoon when the Prime Minister appointed him Justice Secretary during her Cabinet reshuffle. But a quick glance at Mr Lidington’s voting history in Parliament indicates that the new Justice Secretary may not have the interests of all Britons at heart. Anti-gay rights Mr Lidington has generally voted against gay rights since the Nineties, the parliamentary monitoring website They Work For You reveals. In 1998 Mr Lidington voted against reducing the age of consent for homosexual acts from 18 to 16 bringing equality to the the law surrounding heterosexual and homosexual sex acts. Four years later he voted against an amendment to the Adoption and Children Bill which sought to allow same-sex couples to adopt children. And the following year he opted to maintain a ban on the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Opposes laws promoting human rights In 2004, the MP did vote in favour of allowing mixed-sex marriages which become a same-sex marriage to remain valid as long as neither party objects. But just four years ago, though, in May 2013, Mr Lidington voted against allowing same-sex couples to marry. The new Justice Secretary has also generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights, data published by They Work For You shows.


  1. I’ve never heard of David Lidington before now, but he doesn’t sound very enlightened, or tolerant, which you would assume was a prerequisite of Justice.

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