26th February 2015
Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 9
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.
1st February 2015
Northern Ireland: Hundreds rally against DUP bill that would permit anti-gay discrimination 14
4:57 PM — Over a thousand people have attended a protest against a planned 'conscience clause' bill, that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
11th January 2015
Scotland: Same-sex couple banned from marrying 64
12:09 PM — A same-sex couple in Scotland were heartbroken to discover they remain banned from marrying.
6th January 2015
Comment: Beyond gay marriage – the next goal 9
11:14 AM — Peter McGraith says the focus now should be on the lack of marriage equality in Northern Ireland.
5th January 2015
Ellen Page: ‘F**k that’ to Queen for giving MBE to anti-gay politician 87
4:10 PM — Actress Ellen Page has sworn at the Queen, for giving an honour to a homophobic DUP politician.
31st December 2014
DUP politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays awarded MBE 41
4:59 PM — A DUP politician who blamed the spread of AIDS in Africa on gay people engaging in the “filthy practice of sodomy” is in the New Year honours list.
18th December 2014
Stephen Fry: The DUP are ‘bigots’ for bill to allow religious people to discriminate against gays 18
7:03 PM — Stephen Fry has waded into a debate around a bakery accused of homophobic for refusing to bake a cake, branding the DUP as "bigots".
14th December 2014
10 reasons to be worried the DUP might hold the balance of power in Westminster 54
4:14 PM — Projections show the UK could be heading towards another hung parliament in 2015 - and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party might end up with the balance of power.
9th December 2014
LGBT Labour NI slam DUP over anti-gay ‘conscience’ bill 18
2:22 PM — The Northern Ireland Labour Party’s LGBT group has attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to discriminate against gay people.
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
23rd November 2014
Northern Ireland: DUP to introduce bill to exempt religious people from equality laws 91
12:16 PM — A DUP politician in Northern Ireland has unveiled plans to introduce a 'conscience clause' - which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gays.
18th November 2014
DUP MPs launch petition supporting bakery that refused to bake ‘gay’ cake 37
10:42 AM — Three Democratic Unionist MPs have launched a petition in support of a bakery to be taken to court for refusing to make a ‘gay’ cake.
12th November 2014
Northern Ireland to face equal marriage legal challenge 10
4:24 PM — Campaigners in Northern Ireland are paving the way for a legal challenge over the country’s failure to introduce same-sex marriage.
DUP MP calls for Equality Commission to ‘fund both sides’ in lawsuit over anti-gay Christian bakery 28
9:49 AM — Democratic Unionist Party MP Dr William McCrea has again criticised the "oppressive" Equality Commission for filing a lawsuit against a bakery that refused to make a 'gay' cake.
8th November 2014
NI First Minister: Legal action against bakery that refused to bake ‘gay’ cake is ‘bonkers’ 26
11:54 AM — Northern Irish First Minister Peter Robinson has savaged a planned legal action against a bakery that refused to bake a 'gay' cake featuring Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.
3rd October 2014
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
1st October 2014
Northern Ireland Health Minister announces consultation on HIV self-testing kits
4:15 PM — Health Minister Jim Wells has announced a consultation on removing the ban on HIV self-testing kits in Northern Ireland.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland: New Health Minister thinks Pride is ‘repugnant’ 15
7:33 PM — Jim Wells, who thinks Pride is "totally repugnant", has been appointed as Northern Ireland's new Health Minister.
Northern Ireland: Health minister who claimed gay couples shouldn’t adopt children sacked in reshuffle 9
1:16 PM — Northern Irish health minister Edwin Poots, who was branded a "disgrace" after he refused to lift the country's blanket ban on gay men donating blood, has been sacked in a reshuffle.
11th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Top judge blasts ministers over lifetime gay blood ban row 5
10:49 AM — Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers have clashed in a row over a court judgement about the province's lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.