Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Gentlemen's Agreement

Had a nice letter today from Stonewall, who have just published the voting records of all current MPs on seven votes which were crucial in pushing forward the agenda for full equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It says "I wanted to let you know that you were among the minority of MPs who scored 100%, reflecting your support in every single vote." The full voting records are here: www.stonewall.org.uk/election2010.

On a related note, congratulations to Chris Bryant MP, who at the weekend became the first MP to enter into a civil partnership in the Palace of Westminster, with Jared, whom I've met on a couple of occasions, most recently at the National Portrait Gallery's 'Gay Icons' exhibition; they make a very nice couple. And congratulations to Ricky Martin, who it is now OK to like (which is good because I kind of secretly did anyway! Only in Spanish of course.)


Alasdair said...

How is Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein down as having supported 50% of LGBT rights legislation!? Surely he should be at 0%, what with never voting (or indeed turning up...)

SteveL said...

Are you planning to be on the watch list for the Mandy's "digital economic suicide bill"? Murdoch must be pulling in all his favours for a bill designed to upset everyone who uses bittorrent as a substitute for a VCR as well.

Kerry said...

Yes, bit of a flawed system there, giving 1 point for abstentions/ absences. Really need a breakdown of who voted for and against. I assume all the Tories scoring 7 must have voted against six out of seven measures and abstained or missed the vote on the 7th. Still, it's a starting point for getting a rough idea of where people stand.

Steve L - rather OT and I don't know what you mean by 'on the watch list'? There's an earlier post on here about the Bill, and feel free to comment on which bits you support/ oppose - I spoke to Open Rights last night, having bumped into them in the street, and I gather it's only really the disconnection issue that's their real concern, but would rather keep that debate on the other post, and perhaps blog again on it at the weekend once I've checked out the amendment to Clause 18 too.