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Theresa May

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Theresa May
Theresa May UK.jpg
76th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Term of office
July 13, 2016 - present
Political party Conservative Party
Preceded by David Cameron
Born October 1, 1956
Spouse Philip May
Religion Anglican

Theresa May (Born October 1, 1956) is Prime Minister of the UK and leader of the Conservative Party. She replaces David Cameron after he announced his retirement following the Brexit campaign. [1] From 2010 until becoming Prime Minister she was the Home Secretary, in which role she supported the introduction of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom.[2]

In March 2017, after a deadly major Islamic terrorist attack in Westminster, May refused to admit that the attack was actually Islamic and called Islam a "great faith" — overlooking key facts about Islam.[3]

May officially initiated Brexit on March 29, 2017, when she triggered Article 50 and begun the two-year negotiations process to withdraw from the European Union. [4][5]

May and LGBT rights

In the past, Theresa May voted against equalising the age of consent for same-sex interactions, voted twice against permitting same-sex couples to jointly adopt children, and voted against a bill that would repeal Section 28, an education regulation that forbid teachers to speak about homosexuality at all unless it was related to STDs.[6]

May and religion

To the dismay of many secularists, and causing much controversy in the United Kingdom, May said that "God helps me make many difficult decisions", particularly relating to Brexit[7].

May and privacy law

May's Investigatory Powers Act was signed into law in December 2016, which requires all internet service providers (ISPs) to store every IP's internet history in the United Kingdom. This information can then be accessed via warrants issued by a special Investigatory Powers Commissioner or the courts.[8][9]

See also


  1. New British PM kills climate change agency, Washington Examiner, July 15, 2016
  2. Theresa May used Europe to push through gay marriage, The Telegraph, July 16, 2016
  3. Deacon, Liam (March 23, 2017). Theresa May says ‘Islamist’ Westminster Attack ‘Not Islamic’. Breitbart News. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  4. Suarez Sang, Lucia I. (March 29, 2017). Brexit triggered: UK prime minister sends letter to European Union to begin divorce. Fox News. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  5. TRIGGERED: Britain Invokes Article 50 to Begin Brexit Process. Breitbart News. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017.