Posts Tagged ‘House of Commons’

UK MPs overwhelmingly reject assisted suicide bill Comments 0

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A bill aiming to legalise doctors helping terminally ill people commit suicide has been overwhelmingly defeated in Britain’s House of Commons. The private member’s bill, sponsored by Labour’s Rob Marris, was defeated 330-118, with 220 MPs absent at the vote on September 11. Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark said he hoped the result meant that Read more

UK faith leaders ask MPs to reject assisted suicide bill Comments 0

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Leaders of the United Kingdom’s major faith groups have called on their MPs to reject a bill that would allow legal assisted suicide. On Friday, the House of Commons will debate the Assisted Dying (No 2) Bill, put forward by Labour’s Rob Marris. The bill would allow patients judged as having no more than six Read more

Same-sex bill might take Church out of civil marriage Comments 1

Friday, February 8th, 2013

After the House of Commons voted 400-175 to legalise same-sex marriages, Britain’s Catholic bishops warned the move would have profoundly negative effects on society. “The proposed change will have catastrophic consequences for marriage as an institution, for family life in Britain, and for all human relationships, not least among our young,”
said Bishop Philip A. Egan Read more

Succession bill won’t let Catholics succeed to the throne Comments 1

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A law change allowing a first-born daughter to succeed to the throne — and permitting an heir to the throne to marry a Catholic — has been passed by the House of Commons. But an effort by a Catholic MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to change the Succession to the Crown Bill so that a Catholic could Read more