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LGBT RIGHTS IN RUSSIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 487: tabled on 06 September 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the recent legislation passed in Russia banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships; notes that this is akin to the former Section 28 legislation in the UK; further notes that the new law appears to be part of a wider crackdown on the freedoms of the LGBT community in Russia; believes that we must listen to those Russian LGBT groups and activists who urge very strongly that boycotts in any form or nature, from sporting, like the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, to drinking vodka, are not supported by them and only increase the likelihood of harm towards LGBT Russians; and calls on the Government to work through international and diplomatic channels, like the G20, the Council of Europe and the International Olympic Committee and commercial and business interests already involved in sponsoring the 2014 Winter Olympics, alongside indigenous LGBT campaign groups based in Russia itself, to stand up for the human rights of the Russian LGBT community.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 September 2013
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 September 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Islington North
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Swansea West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2013
North East Derbyshire
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Aberavon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 11 September 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2013
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 September 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Vauxhall
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2013
Cheltenham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 September 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 15 October 2013
Belfast East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2013
Easington
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2014
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Huddersfield
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 September 2013
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Independent
Signed on 8 October 2013
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2013
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 October 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 September 2013
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2013
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.