4th August 2014
National Secular Society: ‘Urgent review’ needed after Church blocks gay chaplain from NHS job 10
2:39 PM — The National Secular Society has called for the government to hold an urgent review, after a gay chaplain was blocked from taking up an NHS job because he married his same-sex partner.
13th July 2014
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
9th July 2014
First gay clergy member to marry in UK considers suing Church of England aftersacking 14
7:08 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has accused the Church of England of homophobia, and says he is considering legal action.
25th June 2014
UK: London vicar ‘fully expects’ to be punished for marrying same-sex partner 11
4:16 PM — A London vicar who married his same-sex partner last week says he "fully expects" action to be taken against him for doing so.
Church of England denies ‘blacklisting’ clergy who marry same-sex partners 6
12:55 PM — The Church of England has denied that it is keeping a secret blacklist of clergy who have married their same-sex partners.
22nd June 2014
UK: First gay clergy to marry ‘fired’ by Bishop 24
11:52 AM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has had his permission to operate revoked by a Bishop.
3rd June 2014
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.
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.
11th May 2014
Family Research Council: Clergy who want to perform same-sex marriages don’t deserve religious freedom 30
2:41 PM — The head of the Family Research Council has claimed that clergy who want to perform same-sex marriage do not deserve religious freedom.
24th July 2013
US: United Methodist clergy members sign pact to perform same-sex marriages 7
11:17 PM — Dozens of retired clergy members across Northern California and Nevada have signed a pact saying they will perform same-sex marriages or holy unions in their churches across the two states.
14th June 2013
Church of England to ask gay clergy about their sex life as part of bishop selection process 34
7:20 PM — Candidates being considered to become Anglican bishops will reportedly be asked about their sex life in the wake of last December’s vote by the House of Bishops to allow priests in same-sex unions to be considered for the post of bishop – providing they claim to be celibate.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland votes to allow ordaining ministers in same-sex relationships 13
6:57 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has passed a motion to allow the ordination and appointment of ministers in same-sex relationships.
19th March 2013
Head of the Church of Scotland linked to anti-gay film 29
1:04 PM — The Head of the Church of Scotland has been criticised over his links to a company behind a film that is against the idea of accepting homosexuality.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
23rd May 2011
Church of Scotland to debate gay ministers today 13
11:43 AM — The Church of Scotland will debate today whether gay ministers should be ordained. The General Assembly will decide whether to retain a ban on ordaining gay ministers until a report is published next year.