Lib Dems LGBT+ Party Policy

Record of passed LGBT+ related Lib Dem policies

The Liberal Democrats stand out among other major parties by placing equality at the core of their policy-making process. They have consistently championed the rights of marginalized communities, including the LGBT+ community. The following list highlights the democratically determined policies of the entire party, not just LGBT+ Liberal Democrats:

  1. Advancing toward complete equality in marriage by continuing to support and promote Equal Marriage rights.
  2. Allowing the Church of England to conduct same-sex marriages if it chooses to do so, ensuring equal treatment for all couples.
  3. Introducing Mixed-sex civil partnerships, recognizing the diverse forms of committed relationships.
  4. Putting an end to the Spousal Veto and restoring trans marriages that were unjustly invalidated.
  5. Advocating for EU-wide recognition of same-sex marriage and civil partnerships, fostering equality across borders.
  6. Eliminating the discriminatory Blood donation ban that affects the LGBT+ community.
  7. Ending LGBT conversion therapy and extending the existing NHS Memorandum of Understanding to cover trans individuals.
  8. Addressing LGBTphobic bullying in schools, creating safe and inclusive learning environments for all students.
  9. Prohibiting homophobic chanting at sports matches, promoting respect and inclusivity in sporting events.
  10. Ensuring inclusive representations of sexualities in advertising, media, and sports, while promoting positive and accurate portrayals of transgender individuals in central government publications.
  11. Introducing "X" gender markers on passports, acknowledging and respecting non-binary and gender diverse individuals.
  12. Removing the requirement for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria in order to obtain legal gender recognition, streamlining and depathologising the process.
  13. Putting an end to the deportation of LGBT people to countries where they face persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  14. Establishing a Leadership Programme that supports future Parliamentary candidates from under-represented backgrounds through comprehensive training, mentoring, shadowing opportunities, and more.

These policies reflect the Liberal Democrats' commitment to equality, inclusivity, and human rights, ensuring that marginalized communities, including the LGBT+ community, are protected and empowered.

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