Equality and Women's Rights: DUP Discussions

Nick Herbert (Arundel and South Downs) (Con)

It is good to see the Rainbow flag flying over the Foreign Office in Pride week. Will my right hon. Friend assure me that she and the Government will remain fully committed to protecting LGBT rights, both at home and abroad, where there is work still to do?


Mr Speaker

At least as importantly, the Rainbow flag will be flying over the House.


Justine Greening (Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities)

I can absolutely give my right hon. Friend that assurance. There will be no backsliding on LGBT rights from this Government. We aim to continue the progress that has been made working throughout the House and across party lines. We will seek to do that not only in the UK but around the world. I will be part of the London Pride celebrations this weekend and I am proud that since the election we now have, I think, more openly LGBT MPs in this House than in any other Parliament in the world.


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