7th October 2014
New UK stats find 1.6% of adults identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual 41
12:40 PM — New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that 1.6% of UK residents identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
21st August 2014
UK: Over 1,400 same-sex weddings have taken place so far in England and Wales 28
10:45 AM — The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the number of same-sex marriages which took place in the first three months since the law changed.
29th September 2012
Christian Institute: There aren’t enough gays in UK to justify giving them equal rights 305
1:58 PM — Just 2.6 per cent of people questioned by the Office of National Statistics have said that they are either lesbian, gay or bisexual, leading the Christian Institute to question whether such a small populous should be given the right to marry.
23rd September 2011
Gay civil partners ‘less likely to split up than straight married couples’ 41
10:32 AM — Civil partners are less likely to divorce than straight married people, new figures suggest. Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that after five years, 5.5 per cent of marriages had ended in divorce and 2.5 per cent of civil partnerships had been dissolved.
25th January 2011
New Tory MP: ‘There can’t be widespread discrimination if gays earn more than straights’ 50
3:57 PM — A new Tory MP who made headlines with his attack on "feminist bigots" has also questioned how the country can be "riddled with discrimination" if gay people earn more than their straight counterparts. Dominic Raab, the 37-year-old MP for Esher and Walton in Surrey, claimed that men should start "burning their briefs" in protest at the "raw deal" they get compared to women.