James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose

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James Graham is the 8th Duke of Montrose and sits in the House of Lords on the Conservative benches. Since 2007 he has been a sponsor of the moral conservative lobby group the Family Education Trust.[1][2]

Graham has repeatedly voted against measures designed to support gay equality. He voted against the repeal of Section 28 in 2000 and, in 2007, against the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.[3]


  1. Family Education Trust Who Are Your Trustees and Sponsors?, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 26 July 2007 on 29 March 2012
  2. Family Education Trust About, Accessed 21 March 2012
  3. Public Whip The Duke of Montrose voted strongly against the policy, Homosexuality - Equal rights, accessed 18 April 2012