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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20th June 2013
Church of Scotland: Ten Congregations set to split in rows over gay ministers 13
1:28 PM — Following the dispute over allowing ministers in same-sex relationships, up to ten congregations are now set to leave the Church of Scotland.
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.
13th May 2013
Church of Scotland moderator ‘terrified’ ahead of vote on gay clergy 11
2:04 PM — The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has revealed that she is "terrified" of an upcoming debate on the ordination of gay clergy, which has the potential to cause the largest schism within the church since the 19th century.
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.
12th December 2012
Scotland: Charity regulator called in to settle gay clergy row 6
2:34 AM — The charity regulator has been called in to settle a divide between a Kirk, and the Church of Scotland, arising from the issue of allowing gay clergy to serve.
30th May 2011
Kirk leaders believe more Scots ministers will come out following last week’s vote to allow gay clergy 76
2:41 PM — The Church of Scotland is expecting a number of its ministers to come out as gay after last week's historic vote to allow gay men and women to practice clergy.
21st April 2011
Thousands could leave Church of Scotland over gay clergy 58
11:10 AM — A substantial number of members could leave the Church of Scotland if gay clergy are permitted, a report says. The church was threated by a schism two years ago when an openly gay man in a relationship was ordained.
9th February 2011
Lesbian RAF corporals to represent Manchester Pride 4
3:34 PM — A lesbian couple who both serve as corporals in the RAF have been appointed as representatives for Manchester Pride.
8th January 2010
Gay magazine wants Iris Robinson’s young lover on the cover 36
1:07 PM — Gay magazine Attitude is offering Iris Robinson's 21-year-old toyboy a chance to appear on its cover. Kirk McCambley was 19 when he had an affair with the 60-year-old Northern Ireland MP.