27th November 2014
Senior Tory claims gay clergy will ‘weaken’ Church of Scotland 6
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.
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
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.
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.
3rd October 2013
Two Church of Scotland ministers resign over decision to allow gay clergy 23
7:05 PM — Two Church of Scotland ministers have decided to leave the Church over its decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.
24th June 2013
Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister enters into civil partnership 3
3:07 PM — The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister has entered into a civil partnership.
19th June 2013
More congregations leave Church of Scotland in row about ministers in same-sex relationships 8
3:07 PM — Members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have voted to leave the Kirk over the issue of ordaining gay ministers in active same-sex relationships.
16th June 2013
Church of Scotland could lose £1 million a year in givings, over gay ordination row 14
2:33 PM — Congregations have begun to resign from the Church of Scotland, with six having already quit, over a recent decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.
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.
22nd April 2013
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships 5
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.
7th July 2012
US: Presbyterian Church narrowly rejects marriage equality 4
10:28 PM — The US Presbyterian Church has rejected a motion to open up marriage to gay couples. After four hours of debate on Friday, delegates at the biennial Church Assembly in Pittsburgh voted 338-308 to reject the proposals.
31st August 2011
Storm over Scottish lesbian church minister’s civil partnership 82
10:22 AM — A minister at a Scottish church has announced she plans to have a civil partnership. Reverend Lynn Brady, of Newburgh Parish Church in Fife, told her congregation this week of her plans.
15th June 2011
Two more Scottish congregations want to leave over gay ministers 23
5:20 PM — Two more Church of Scotland congregations are considering a split over the issue of gay ordinations. Stornoway High Church and Hilton High Church may leave the main church after the General Assembly backed a move towards gay ministers, the Herald reports.
9th June 2011
Scottish church may break away over gay ministers 50
11:47 AM — A church in Aberdeen is expected to break away from the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ministers. Gilcomston South Church, which has a congregation of around 400, will formally vote on the issue at a later date.
23rd May 2011
Church of Scotland ends moratorium on gay ministers 19
6:02 PM — The Church of Scotland has voted to end an moratorium on ordaining gay ministers. A temporary ban was instituted in 2009 after anger over the ordination of an openly gay man, the Rev Scott Rennie.
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.
11th May 2011
US Presbyterian church votes to allow gay ministers 28
4:06 PM — US Presbyterians have voted to allow gay people in relationships to be ordained as ministers, elders and deacons. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has been debating the issue for more than 30 years.
26th April 2011
Church of Scotland leaders to discuss special commission report on same-sex relationships 10
12:02 PM — The Church of Scotland's leaders will discuss the Special Commission's report on same-sex relationships and the ministry at May's General Assembly meeting.