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To: All Members of Parliament in the UK
To All MPs: Vote Against the DUP-Tory Deal at the Queen's Speech
We, the undersigned, are gravely concerned about the Democratic Unionist Party and the confidence and supply arrangement with the Conservative Party, and urge you to vote against the Queen’s Speech for the sake of your LGBT+ constituents, the environment, every woman you represent, and all of your constituents.
Why is this important?
The DUP may have a mandate as elected representatives in Northern Ireland, but we believe their views do not represent the majority of progressive, sensible people in the UK, and it is deeply unfair that the deal is worth £1bn in extra funding for Northern Ireland whilst the rest of the UK continues to face austerity and cuts to public services.
We are concerned that members of the DUP have previously expressed unacceptable views on LGBT+ people, and consistently voting against LGBT legislation in N.I. Iris Robinson, a former DUP MP and wife of the current party leader, Peter Robinson, described homosexuality as “disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile”, as well as an “abomination” that could be “cured”. These are views that are deeply disturbing and are deeply hurtful to those who have campaigned for equality for years, and indeed are hurtful to LGBT+ MPs. These views do not represent the modern United Kingdom, and we do not believe they should be part of our Government.
We urge you to vote against the Queen’s Speech, and take a stand against homophobia, unfair deals and in favour of your constituents.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be delivered to Downing Street, and also emailed to every MP ahead of the Queens Speech vote.