Quiz: Same-sex marriage debate

Lord Norton

As debate in the House of Lords this week was dominated by the two-day debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, I thought this quiz might usefully focus on the debate and those who participated.  It was something of a marathon debate, with just over ninety speakers and a remarkable turnout on a free vote.  As usual, the first two readers to provide the correct answers will be the winners.

1. Like my father-in-law, I spoke and voted for the Bill.  Who am I?

2. The only female ministers of religion to speak in the debate both supported the Bill.  Who were they?

3. As a Lord Spiritual, I announced that, if the House divided, I would abstain.  Who am I?

4. In speaking against the Bill, I declared an interest as honorary president of the Scottish Bible Society.  Who am I?

5. Of women peers who voted, 86% voted against Lord Dear’s amendment.  Who was the only Liberal Democratic female peer to vote for it?

6. Who confused one Browne with another?

6 comments for “Quiz: Same-sex marriage debate

  1. 08/06/2013 at 1:34 pm

    1. Baroness Jenkin of Kennington
    2. Baroness Neuberger, Baroness Richardson of Calow
    3. Lord Bishop of Leicester
    4. Lord Mackay of Clashfern
    5. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
    6. Lord Dear

  2. timmy
    08/06/2013 at 1:43 pm

    1) Baroness Jenkin
    2) Baroness Neuberger and Lady Richardson
    3) Bishop chester?
    4) Lord Mackay
    5) Emma nicholson
    6) Lord Dear

  3. Will
    08/06/2013 at 3:31 pm

    Baroness Jenkin
    Baroness Neuberger, Baroness Richardson of Calow
    The Bishop of Leicester
    Lord Mackay of Clashfern
    Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne
    Lord Dear

    Some assistance from google needed on one or two!

  4. Princeps Senatus
    08/06/2013 at 4:17 pm

    1) Almost certainly wrong, but worth a go. Is it David Cameron and Viscount Astor?

    2) The Baronesses Neuberger (Reform Judaism) and Richardson of Carow (Methodist)

    3) The Lord Bishop of Leicester

    4) Lord Mackay of Clashfern

    5) Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

    6) Lord Dear (in his closing remarks)

  5. JH
    09/06/2013 at 3:24 pm

    1. Baroness Jenkin of Kennington

    2. Baroness (Rabbi Julia) Neuberger and the Revd Baroness Richardson of Calow

    3. The Bishop of Leicester

    4. Lord Mackay of Clashfern

    5. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

    6. Lord Dear (as per http://nortonview.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/oh-dear-3/)

  6. Lord Norton
    Lord Norton
    22/06/2013 at 10:56 am

    Timmy got the wrong Bishop, otherwise everyone provided the correct answers. Timmy thus just missed out on being a winner. Congratulations to Jonathan, who got in first, followed by Will, who are the winners on this occasion.

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