Geraint Davies

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Geraint Davies is the Labour MP for Swansea West (since 2010). He was previously MP for Croydon Central (1997 to 2005).

"Gay Cures"

Geraint Davies tabled the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2013-14[1]. The publicised aim of this Private Member's Bill was to ban unscientific and potentially harmful "gay cure" therapies[2][3].

Same-Sex Marriage

Geraint Davies voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[4] and its third reading in May 2013[5].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Geraint Davies voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[6]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[7]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[8]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

References

  1. http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/counsellorsandpsychotherapists.html
  2. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/10/23/labour-mp-proposes-bill-to-ban-gay-cure-therapy/
  3. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/flatearthers-or-just-good-christians-meet-the-gay-converters-9065410.html
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Geraint_Davies
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Geraint_Davies
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Geraint_Davies
  7. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500

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