This is each DUP MP’s record on abortion, LGBT rights and climate change

PUBLISHED: 15:29 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 13 June 2017

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The Hard Brexit party has a worrying record on human rights and environmental issues

Ian Paisley Jr - North Antrim

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights

Gay Marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: against measures to prevent climate change

Notable quotes: Called homosexuality “immoral, offensive and obnoxious” and said he was “repulsed” by gays and lesbians.

Jim Shannon - Strangford

LGBT rights: voted against equal gay rights

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change (5 votes for, 7 votes against)

Sammy Wilson - East Antrim

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: Generally against measures to prevent climate change (1 vote for, 13 votes against)

Notable quotes: Believes man-made climate change is a “gigantic con” and an “hysterical semi-religion”

Gregory Campbell - East Londonderry

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: Voted a mixture of for and against measures to prevent climate change (7 votes for, 7 votes against)

Notable quotes: Confirmed that the DUP is “unashamedly pro-life.”

Nigel Dodds - Belfast North

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights (1 vote for, 14 votes against)

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage (1 vote for, 6 votes against)

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: Voted for a mixture (8 votes for, 5 votes against)

David Simpson - Upper Bann

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: Voted against

Climate change: Voted a mixture for and against measures to prevent climate change (6 votes for, 7 votes against)

Notable quotes: Called for change in British abortion law, to make it more like Northern Irish law and criticised pro-choice MPs for their “anti-democratic, anti-human rights stance.”

Gavin Robinson - Belfast East

Has never voted on laws to promote equality and human rights

Abortion: Voted once with the pro-life lobby

Climate change: Voted for measures to prevent climate change (4 votes vor, 3 against)

Emma Little-Pengelly - Belfast South

LGBT rights: Newly elected – yet to vote

Gay marriage: Newly elected – yet to vote

Abortion: Voted against: Newly elected – yet to vote

Climate change: Newly elected – yet to vote

Paul Girvan - South Antrim

LGBT rights: Newly elected – yet to vote

Gay marriage: Newly elected – yet to vote

Abortion: Voted against: Newly elected – yet to vote

Climate change: Newly elected – yet to vote

Jeffrey M. Donaldson - Lagan Valley

LGBT rights: Voted against equal gay rights (1 vote for, 13 votes against)

Gay marriage: Voted against same sex marriage

Abortion: voted against

Climate change: A mixture (9 votes for, 5 votes against)

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