6th March 2013
UKIP local deputy chair resigns over party’s ‘shift’ towards opposing equal marriage 57
3:27 PM — A local deputy chairman for the UK Independence Party has resigned from his post due to what he described as a "shift" towards a more right-wing stance, opposing equal marriage.
1st March 2013
UKIP leader Nigel Farage: ‘David Cameron needs to stop talking about gay marriage’ 65
5:17 PM — UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says David Cameron can only win back traditional Tory voters if he stops talking about issues such as same-sex marriage.
8th February 2013
UKIP leader Nigel Farage blames European Commission report for David Cameron’s same-sex marriage bill 121
6:55 PM — UKIP have claimed that an EU report is sparking the push for equal marriage in Britain and France.
16th January 2013
UKIP local chair who compared homosexuality to bestiality forced to resign 66
10:34 PM — The UKIP Chairman for Oxford has been removed from her position after being put under review for comparing homosexuality to bestiality and paedophilia on the official members’ forum of the party’s website.
15th January 2013
UKIP LGBT chairman: I support same-sex marriage — but it’s not important 71
5:44 PM — The deputy chairman of UKIP’s affiliated LGBT group is defending the party from accusations of homophobia and says he would never be kicked out of the party for supporting same-sex marriage.
14th January 2013
ComRes poll places UKIP second in EU voting intentions poll 12
6:31 PM — ComRes, the same polling organisation that found that a majority of UK residents are opposed to equal marriage, despite other polls suggesting the opposite, has published a new poll which places the UK Independence party second in the rankings for the European Parliamentary elections.
Exclusive: UKIP investigates official who compared homosexuality to bestiality 31
5:00 PM — The UKIP Chairman for Oxford has been put under review after she compared homosexuality to bestiality and paedophilia on the official members' forum of the party's website.
Members of UKIP official website compare homosexuality to bestiality and paedeophilia 17
4:34 PM — An official online forum for UKIP members has been used to vent "racist and homophobic" views by some of the party's top members, reports suggest.
Mayor apologises for calling UKIP ‘racists and homophobes’ 24
2:36 PM — A town Mayor from Cumbria has apologised to a UKIP member after describing the party as "racist and homophobic" on Twitter.
10th January 2013
UKIP Parliamentary candidate forced to resign for supporting gay equality 37
11:22 PM — Just a day after it emerged that the chairman of the UKIP's youth wing, Young Independence had been removed from office for supporting same-sex marriage, a UKIP Parliamentary candidate has been forced to resign following his support for equal marriage.
9th January 2013
Gay Tory: UKIP are behaving like the Communist Party 16
4:58 PM — The chairman of Conservative Future Ben Howlett says UKIP members who support equal marriage and are disgruntled with the party’s current row on the matter should consider joining the Tories.
UKIP on ‘wrong side of history’ for opposing equal marriage — says sacked youth chairman 15
1:47 PM — Olly Neville, who was removed as the chairman of UKIP’s youth wing, in part due to his support for equal marriage, says the party is on the “wrong side of history” for opposing equality.
21st December 2012
Anti-gay ex-UKIP abortion row candidate defeated in By-election 20
5:53 PM — A prospective UKIP candidate, who described same-sex marriage as an “abhorrence”, and was then suspended by the party for his outspoken views on abortion, has been defeated in a Kent council By-election.
18th December 2012
Anti-gay UKIP candidate calls for compulsory abortion of Down’s syndrome foetuses 46
6:31 PM — A UKIP candidate, who described same-sex marriage as an “abhorrence", and called for an NHS review to look at compulsory abortion if a foetus has Down's syndrome or spina bifida, has been suspended.
30th November 2012
London: Gay council boss elected as Labour MP for Croydon North 14
10:38 AM — Steve Reed has become the UK’s newest openly gay MP after winning the Croydon North By-election for Labour.
27th November 2012
UKIP ‘not against gay adoption’ says London chairman 89
11:09 AM — UKIP’s London Regional Chairman David Coburn has criticised the party’s candidate for the North Croydon By-election after he said gay couples adopting amounted to child abuse.
26th November 2012
UKIP Culture Spokesman: Same-sex adoption is ‘child abuse’ 64
11:37 PM — Just hours after reports that a UKIP candidate spoke out saying he believed gay people should not be allowed to adopt, he has gone one step further, to say that same-sex adoption is the same as "child abuse".
16th November 2012
‘No intention to support same-sex marriage’ says UKIP 78
4:25 PM — The UK Independence Party has restated its opposition to equal marriage rights for gay couples.
25th September 2012
UKIP approves internal LGBT campaign group 40
7:59 PM — The UK Independence Party’s National Executive Committee has officially given approval to an affiliated LGBT campaign section of the party.
14th January 2010
Lesbian UKIP MEP leaves European group 7
3:20 PM — A lesbian MEP for the UK Independence Party has left the group her party joined in the European Parliament. Nikki Sinclaire announced this week that she was leaving the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.