27th March 2015
Bakery in ‘gay cake’ row asked why it makes Halloween cakes, but not gay marriage ones 28
5:50 PM — A bakery which declined to make a cake with a pro-equal marriage slogan has denied that it discriminated against a customer, but was asked why it makes cakes for Halloween.
26th March 2015
Row over ‘gay’ Bert and Ernie cake goes to court 39
12:56 PM — A case surrounding a bakery which refused to bake a pro-same-sex marriage cake has gone to court in Northern Ireland.
25th March 2015
Bakery owner in ‘gay cake’ row vows to fight on 21
1:18 PM — The Christian owner of a bakery due to go to court over the refusal to bake a pro-same-sex marriage cake has said he will not back down.
23rd March 2015
NI First Minister: Equality Commission shouldn’t spend money suing over anti-gay discrimination 26
6:14 PM — The First Minister of Northern Ireland has criticised the Equality Commission, for spending funds taking a bakery to court over anti-gay discrimination.
26th February 2015
Over 148,000 sign petition against anti-gay Northern Ireland conscience clause bill 10
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.
24th February 2015
Catholic Church voices support for DUP bill to permit anti-gay discrimination 36
6:21 PM — The Catholic Church has voiced its support for a ‘conscience clause’ bill in Northern Ireland that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
19th February 2015
Grieving man forced to move home after homophobic attacks 22
6:01 PM — A man who lost his partner to cancer has been forced to move after he faced homophobic attacks.
6th February 2015
Equality Commission: Northern Ireland’s ‘conscience’ bill would harm gays 12
5:12 PM — The Equality Commission has spoken out against a planned 'conscience clause’ bill in Northern Ireland, that would permit anti-gay discrimination.
5th February 2015
Northern Irish Department of Health has no evidence to support gay blood ban 10
6:08 PM — The Northern Irish Department of Health has said it does not have any evidence to back up maintaining a lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.
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.
Bakery that refused ‘support gay marriage’ cake will go to court this month 26
3:03 PM — The lawsuit against a bakery in Northern Ireland that refused to bake a pro-gay marriage cake will be heard this month.
19th January 2015
Northern Ireland: Government spent £40,000 defending gay blood ban 6
2:57 PM — The Northern Irish government spent over £40,000 defending a decision to keep a permanent ban on gay men donating blood.
13th January 2015
Northern Ireland: Couple launch legal bid for same-sex marriage recognition 6
12:37 AM — A legal challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage has been filed in Belfast's High Court.
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.
7th January 2015
Politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays hits back at MBE criticism 17
2:41 PM — A politician who blamed Hurricane Katrina on gays has hit back at actress Ellen Page, after she criticised him receiving an MBE.
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.
Amnesty: Northern Ireland’s ban on equal marriage will be challenged in 2015 3
4:10 PM — Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in 2015, Amnesty International predicts.
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".