Protection for belief about marriage

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

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Commentary: 

There are no other specific beliefs enumerated as a potential religious belief.

Amendment: 

After Clause 2

Insert the following new Clause—
“Protection for beliefs about marriage

After section 10(3) of the Equality Act 2010 insert—

“(4) For the avoidance of doubt, the protected characteristic of religion
or belief may include the belief that marriage should only be
between a man and a woman.””

Bill Text: 
Protection for beliefs about marriage

After section 10(3) of the Equality Act 2010 insert—

“(4) For the avoidance of doubt, the protected characteristic of religion
or belief may include the belief that marriage should only be
between a man and a woman.”