24th November 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns 1
6:04 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has pushed forward equal benefits for gay people serving in the military, has announced his resignation.
17th October 2014
US: North Carolina magistrate resigns, blames same-sex marriage 52
7:34 PM — A magistrate in North Carolina has blamed same-sex marriage for his decision to resign.
2nd August 2014
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 13
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
7th July 2014
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
24th May 2014
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
4th May 2014
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.
14th April 2014
Firefox names new interim CEO, after anti-gay marriage donations row 3
9:03 PM — Mozilla has named a new interim CEO, just 11 days after Brendan Eich resigned over his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns.
6th April 2014
UK: Gay teacher resigns after parents complain children ‘might learn it’s OK to be gay’ 73
9:29 PM — A gay primary school teacher in Birmingham has resigned, after parents complained they did not want him teaching their children.
Exclusive: Firefox feedback page flooded with death threats and homophobic abuse after CEO row 177
7:34 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Mozilla's feedback website has been flooded with death threats and homophobic abuse, following the resignation of its CEO over his anti-gay marriage stance.
Newt Gingrich accuses gay rights activists of ‘new fascism’ over Firefox CEO 40
5:16 PM — Newt Gingrich has described public pressure by gay rights groups that led to the resignation of the Mozilla CEO as 'new fascism'.
3rd April 2014
US: World Vision board member resigns in protest over gay staff ban 3
9:44 PM — A World Vision board member has stepped down in protest at the Christian charity's decision to reinstate a ban on married gay staff.
Firefox CEO who donated to anti-gay marriage campaign steps down 66
9:12 PM — The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down, after his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns sparked anger online.
7th May 2013
US: Illinois GOP Chairman resigns after supporting equal marriage
2:53 PM — The Chairman of the US Republican Party in Illinois has resigned, following persistent calls for him to step down over his support for equal marriage, but has denied that is the reason for his resignation.
7th February 2013
West Midlands Police officer resigns after using force’s Twitter account to message gay men 14
11:07 AM — An award-winning Special Constable from the West Midlands has resigned after it emerged he used a police Twitter account to send messages to gay men that were "against force policy".
23rd January 2013
Scotland: SNP local chair quits over Scottish equal marriage proposals 28
3:41 PM — A Scottish National Party official has resigned after 22 years, and said that one of his reasons for doing so was Alex Salmond's plans to legalise equal marriage.
2nd March 2012
US principal resigns after ‘telling gays they were going to hell’ 78
10:37 AM — A high school principal in the US state of Tennessee has stood down following allegations she told gays students they were 'going to hell'.