27th May 2014
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
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.
21st May 2014
Church of Scotland edges closer to allowing gay ministers with General Assembly vote 4
6:51 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of a proposal which could eventually lead to the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.
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.
13th May 2014
UK ranked top in Europe for LGBT rights for third year in a row 30
6:01 PM — The UK has been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights by a leading European network of LGBT organisations.
Gay Flybe pilot stabbed to death by partner, court told
4:16 PM — The partner of a former RAF pilot, who worked for the airline Flybe, denies murdering the victim.
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 May 2014
NHS warns Scottish Govt against allowing teachers to opt out of equal marriage lessons 25
12:05 PM — Scotland’s largest health board has warned the Scottish Government against allowing teachers and students to opt out of lessons on equal marriage and same-sex relationships.
1st May 2014
Man jailed for murdering wife who he called a ‘cheating lesbian whore’ 19
12:48 PM — A husband who stabbed his wife to death after discovering her same-sex affair has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.
23rd April 2014
Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for registrars to discriminate against gay couples 22
2:49 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples.
16th April 2014
Financial blow to Church of Scotland as more congregations quit over gay ministers 13
11:18 AM — Two Edinburgh churches are quitting the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay ordination.
4th April 2014
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
Scotland: Man who murdered wife said she was a ‘cheating lesbian whore’ 5
10:50 AM — A husband who stabbed his wife to death after discovering she had an affair with another woman has been found guilty of murder.
2nd April 2014
Scotland: Man who called gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ gets community service
5:30 PM — An amateur footballer in Perth who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.
20th March 2014
Scotland: Woman fined £250 for calling two gay men ‘poofs’ 7
11:15 AM — A woman who shouted homophobic abuse at two gay men, calling them “poofs”, has been fined £250 by a court in Inverness.
19th March 2014
Scotland: Mother fined £200 for punching gay son and calling him a ‘dirty queer’ 23
5:21 PM — A mother who punched her son in the face after he came out as gay has been fined £200 by a court in Perth.
17th March 2014
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
6th March 2014
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 25
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
5th March 2014
Scotland: Man pleads guilty after calling gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ 24
1:21 PM — An amateur footballer who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has pleaded guilty in court.