Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 5
1:01 PM — More than 148,000 people have signed a petition against a Northern Ireland DUP-backed “conscience clause” bill that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
21st August 2014
Labour peer Lord Glasman sympathises with anti-gay Catholic adoption agencies 111
2:49 PM — Lord Glasman says it’s “completely legitimate” for Catholics to be sceptical of Labour because it opposes the right of adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.
10th July 2014
Same-sex couples could be banned from ballroom dancing by UK governing body 44
12:07 PM — The British Dance Council is set to consider a proposal that would ban same-sex dance partners from ballroom competitions.
4th June 2014
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
Peter Tatchell: I hope the anti-gay Jehovah’s Witness wedding stationer is challenged 35
11:21 AM — Peter Tatchell is urging a gay couple who were refused service by a wedding stationer to challenge such "unlawful discrimination".
Secular Society: Wedding stationer who refuses to serve gays should be ‘prosecuted’ 42
10:51 AM — A wedding stationer who refuses to serve gay couples should be prosecuted and fined, says the National Secular Society.
3rd June 2014
Baker: No wedding cakes for gays – no wedding cakes for anyone! 28
2:54 PM — The owner of a bakery in Colorado will no longer sell wedding cakes after losing a lawsuit from a gay couple who were refused service.
23rd May 2014
Technician who wore mariachi outfit to work claims CNN fired him ‘for being gay’ 14
1:52 PM — A former CNN technician is suing the news channel for $60 million, claiming he was fired due to his sexual orientation.
13th May 2014
Stena Line to appeal decision to award sacked dock worker £45,000 over anti-gay abuse 12
10:50 AM — A Belfast dock worker sacked after reacting to homophobic abuse in his job has been awarded £45,000 in compensation – although his employer, Stena Line, is to appeal.
26th March 2014
Firefox defends new CEO who donated money to ban gays from marrying 18
6:40 PM — Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, says it’s “deeply committed to honouring diversity” – despite appointing a CEO who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.
19th March 2014
National Secular Society condemns regulator for dropping case against Catholic anti-gay adoption agency 8
12:50 PM — The National Secular Society has expressed its dismay that a Scottish Catholic adoption agency can continue to discriminate against same-sex couples.
18th March 2014
Welsh Christian Mayor bans gay couples from using B&B double rooms 120
6:27 PM — The Christian Party Mayor of Llandrindod Wells says European judges should allow him the right to refuse same-sex couples from sharing a double room at his B&B.
Hong Kong: Christian school bans gay teachers 6
11:02 AM — A Christian school in Hong Kong has imposed a ban on gay teachers under a controversial "morality contract".
17th March 2014
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 49
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
6th March 2014
Bisexual student booted out of Belfast cab for kissing male friend 9
5:40 PM — A Belfast cab firm has apologised after one of its taxi drivers allegedly ordered two men to get out of a car for kissing.
5th March 2014
UKIP Chair: UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds’ ‘ultra-libertarianism’ is ‘unacceptable and unhelpful’ 15
6:38 PM — UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds has been denounced by her own party for saying “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary - with the matter set to be discussed at UKIP's National Executive Committee.
UKIP Councillor: We don’t need ‘iron fist’ equality laws to protect gays from discrimination 55
3:35 PM — A UKIP councillor, who suggested business owners should have the right to turn away people based on their sexuality, gender or race – now says “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary.
4th March 2014
Ireland: More than one in four gay employees have been harassed at work 1
10:39 AM — New research shows more than a quarter of Irish gay and bisexual employees say they have been harassed at work.
27th February 2014
Hillary Clinton praises Arizona Governor’s ‘inclusive leadership’ for vetoing anti-gay bill 2
11:46 AM — Hillary Clinton says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has shown “inclusive leadership” in vetoing a bill that would have legalised homophobic discrimination.