20th May 2015
Church of Scotland members formally dissent decision to allow gay ministers 2
8:59 AM — A group of ministers and elders in the Church of Scotland have formally expressed dissatisfaction about a decision to allow gay civil partners to become ministers.
16th May 2015
Church of Scotland gives final approval to gay ministers 17
3:59 PM — The Church of Scotland has approved to allow gay ministers in the Kirk.
Church of Scotland expected to allow gay ministers 1
2:19 PM — The Church of Scotland will today debate and vote on whether or not to allow gay ministers in the Kirk.
20th April 2015
Church of Scotland’s pro-gay stance is ‘stupid and suicidal’, rival church leader claims 30
3:07 PM — The head of the Free Church of Scotland has slammed the official Church of Scotland - for taking a "stupid" and "suicidal" stance on gay clergy.
7th January 2015
Two-thirds of Church of Scotland presbyteries vote to allow gay ministers 13
6:51 PM — The presbyteries of the Church of Scotland have given their overwhelming approval to proposals for the ordination of gay ministers.
4th December 2014
Scotland: Church rejects compromise to allow some congregations to appoint gay ministers 13
11:57 AM — A proposal by the Church of Scotland to allow worshippers to appoint gay ministers if they wish, has been overwhelmingly rejected by one congregation.
29th November 2014
Church of Scotland: Gay minister proposals pass key vote
11:59 AM — The Church of Scotland is one step closer to allowing the ordination of gay ministers, after plans secured the backing of a majority of local presbyteries.
27th November 2014
Senior Tory claims gay clergy will ‘weaken’ Church of Scotland 15
5:57 PM — A senior Tory MSP has claimed allowing congregations the discretion to appoint ministers in same-sex relationships “ultimately” weakens the Church of Scotland.
26th November 2014
Church of Scotland close to approving gay ministers
1:58 PM — The Church of Scotland is incredibly close to securing a majority in favour of accepting gay clergy.
12th September 2014
Senior Scottish minister downplays gay clergy ‘crisis’ in Church of Scotland 4
1:48 PM — A Church of Scotland minister in the Highlands has downplayed the idea of a "crisis" over the gay clergy issue, following the resignation of two of his colleagues.
2nd September 2014
Church of Scotland faces staffing crisis as ministers quit over gay clergy 19
12:20 PM — The Church of Scotland has lost a further two ministers in an ongoing row over gay clergy.
23rd May 2014
Church of Scotland Moderator warns Kirk to stop ‘navel gazing’ over gay clergy 4
7:32 PM — The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has warned the Kirk at its General Assembly to stop "navel gazing" over gay ministers.
Gay minister: I hope the Church of Scotland will rethink its opposition to same-sex marriage 3
12:51 PM — An openly gay minister from Aberdeen today has said he hopes the Church of Scotland will reconsider its opposition to same-sex marriage.
21st May 2014
Church of Scotland edges closer to allowing gay ministers with General Assembly vote 4
6:51 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of a proposal which could eventually lead to the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.
19th May 2014
Around half of High Church quits Church of Scotland amid gay minister row 20
4:20 PM — About 250 worshippers have left one of the largest congregations in the Church of Scotland amid a row over gay ministers.
17th May 2014
UK: Minister bids to stop Church of Scotland’s gay clergy plans 7
12:31 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has submitted a motion which aims to destroy plans to allow gay ministers.
10th May 2014
UK: NHS boards attacked by religious groups after urging for gay-inclusive sex education 23
1:54 PM — NHS boards in Scotland have been attacked by religious groups, after lobbying ministers to weaken the ability to opt out of sex education.
24th April 2014
Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers 11
1:24 PM — The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.
16th April 2014
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 13
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
9th December 2013
Congregation votes to leave Church of Scotland over allowing gay ministers 8
7:02 PM — More than 230 members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have supported leaving the Kirk over a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers.