Defining relevant person to give consent to a place of worship offering marriage of same sex couples

Verdict: 
Meh
Proposer: 
Lord Curry of Kirkharle
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment looks to define a lot more about how a person is recognised to give consent for a religious organisation to allow a place of worship to opt in to same-sex marriages - including covering what to do if there is conflict.

Protection for belief about marriage

Verdict: 
Bad
Proposer: 
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment would look to insert a specific idea into the meaning of "Religious Belief" as the protected characteristic for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.

This is Number 19 in . For the .

Meaning of 'compel' No 2

Verdict: 
Bad
Proposer: 
Baroness O'Loan, Lord Singh of Wimbledon and Baroness Berridge
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment looks to exclude the opt-in activities from falling under the Equality Act or Human Rights Act definitions of performing a public function.

This is Number 18 in . For the .

Conscientious Objections

Verdict: 
Wrecking
Proposer: 
Lord Carey of Clifton
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment would allow registrars to opt out of conducting or otherwise being involved in marriages of same sex couples if they have a strongly held religious belief.

This is Number 16 in . For the .

Marshalled List of Amendments for 17th June Lords Committee Stage Debate

This post is just to track the amendments which will be discussed in the Lords Committee Stage Debate of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013 on 17th June 2013. and .

No Idea

Verdict: 
Unknown
Proposer: 
Baroness Cumberlege and the Lord Bishop of Liecester
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This deletes two lines which leave the whole thing making no sense...

This is amendment 11 in

Register of Religious Groups NOT opting-in

Verdict: 
Meh
Proposer: 
Lord Morrow
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to create and maintain a list of Organisation who wish to make it publicly known that they refuse to opt into the provisions for Religious organisation providing marriages for same-sex couples.

This is Number 6 in .

Prevention of Depriving Appointments to Public Office

Verdict: 
Bad
Proposer: 
Lord MacKay of Clashfern
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

This amendment seeks to prevent anyone from looking at attitude towards same-sex marriage when assessing people for jobs in any public office.

This is Amendment 5 in .

Exempting Priests

Verdict: 
Meh
Proposer: 
Lord Cormack
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

The intent of this clause of the Bill is to protect Church of England and Church of Wales clergy from having to marry same sex couples. This amendment extends it cover Roman Catholic Priests.

This is amendment 4 in .

Marriage (Same sex couples)

Verdict: 
Bad
Proposer: 
Lord MacKay of Clashfern
Stage: 
LordsC
Bill: 
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013
Synopsis: 

Provides that marriages between same sex couples should be separately marked as such.

This is Number 2 in

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