Petition To end discrimination against women in the peerage
We, the undersigned, call on the Government to end discrimination against women in the peerage so that the first-born child of any hereditary peer will inherit their title regardless of gender, in the same way as the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 has achieved for the Royal Family.
We support the work of Mary Macleod MP, and Lord Lucas's Bill presently before the House of Lords (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2013-2014/0012/2014012.pdf) to bring about gender equality in the peerage and baronetage.
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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government