MP Who “Generally Voted Against Gay Rights” Appointed To Key Cabinet Role

An MP who as a history of voting against gay rights on crucial laws has been appointed to the role of Secretary of State For Work And Pensions

CREDIT: HM Government [OGL (], via Wikimedia Commons
CREDIT: HM Government [OGL (], via Wikimedia Commons

After the shock resignation of Ian Duncan Smith as the Secretary of State For Work and Pensions yesterday,  Steven Crabb has been assigned to the roll which oversees the administration of the state pension and the benefits system.

The 43-year-old MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire has “generally voted against gay rights” according to analysis website,

Mr Duncan-Smith resigned his position after saying that the planned cuts to disability benefits announced in the latest budget by George Osborne were”not defensible”.


Mr Crabb has previously held the role of Minister of State for Wales.

The minister, who was voted in during the 2005 elections has voted against a number of laws which affect gays and lesbians in the UK including: Same-Sex Marriage Act and the Equality Act (sexual orientation).

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He was also absent on a number of other votes pertaining to rights of LGBTs in the UK, including the vote which would enable courts to deal with divorce or annulment proceedings.


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