28th April 2014
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage vote 26
4:52 PM — Tuesday’s planned vote on equal marriage has been vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party.
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
16th April 2014
Northern Ireland Assembly set to debate equal marriage 21
5:52 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate equal marriage on 29 April in a motion filed by several MLAs.
15th April 2014
Northern Ireland: Gay rights campaigner in fatal overdose hours after homophobic assault 25
4:01 PM — An inquest has heard police took three hours to gain entry to a flat where a gay man had taken an overdose.
14th April 2014
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.
11th April 2014
Jeremy Hunt ‘absolutely’ wants Northern Ireland to lift lifetime gay blood ban 1
1:25 PM — The Health Secretary "absolutely wanted" Northern Ireland to lift its lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood, his spokeswoman says.
8th April 2014
Jeremy Hunt: Lifting the lifetime gay blood ban is a matter for Northern Ireland 5
11:43 AM — Lifting Northern Ireland’s lifetime ban on gay men giving blood is a matter for the province, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated.
7th April 2014
Alliance Party: Northern Ireland Health Minister is a disgrace for wasting public money on a homophobic blood ban 4
3:20 PM — Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has slammed Health Minister Edwin Poots for continuing his "crusade" against lifting a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in the province.
31st March 2014
Pastor who succeeded Ian Paisley warns against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland 26
11:46 AM — A Free Presbyterian minister has warned against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland, describing it as a “huge propaganda campaign”.
28th March 2014
Protests to take place in Northern Ireland over lack of equal marriage 5
4:13 PM — Demonstrations are taking place this evening by LGBT campaigners in Northern Ireland over the lack of equal marriage in the province.
Evangelical Alliance leader claims there is ‘definitely a choice element’ in sexuality 29
10:44 AM — During a debate around same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the leader of Northern Ireland's Evangelical Alliance has claimed that being attracted to the same-sex is a choice.
7th March 2014
Northern Ireland Government LGBT consultation launches next week after long delay 15
10:49 AM — A public consultation on a long-delayed strategy to underpin the rights of LGBT people in Northern Ireland is set to start next week.
4th March 2014
DUP minister refuses to say if delay to LGBT strategy is due to religious concerns within party 7
1:21 PM — DUP minister Jonathan Bell refuses to be drawn on whether religious concerns among his party may explain a six-year delay in the launch of an LGBT government strategy.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
20th February 2014
LGBT charity launches its first ever workplace diversity programme for Northern Ireland
3:24 PM — Northern Ireland’s Rainbow Project has launched a new workplace diversity and inclusion programme.
19th February 2014
Supreme Court judge tells Northern Ireland: ‘Same-sex marriage shows that love is equal’ 14
7:24 PM — A UK Supreme Court judge has given a robust defence of equal marriage in a speech delivered in Northern Ireland - where the measure remains illegal.
6th February 2014
Mayor of North Down: Northern Ireland will have equal marriage within 10 years 9
12:31 PM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, predicts Northern Ireland will legalise equal marriage within the next 10 years.