18th March 2014
Tory and Lib Dem politicians react with ‘scepticism’ to UKIP gay marriage ‘u-turn’ 10
4:43 PM — Liberal Democrat and Conservative politicians have reacted with scepticism at the announcement by Nigel Farage that UKIP will not seek to overturn same-sex marriage.
Nigel Farage confirms that UKIP will not campaign to abolish same-sex marriage 58
12:26 PM — In January, we invited PinkNews readers to submit their questions to UKIP leader Nigel Farage. The overwhelming subject mentioned was whether he would get rid of existing same-sex marriages.
5th March 2014
UKIP Chair: UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds’ ‘ultra-libertarianism’ is ‘unacceptable and unhelpful’ 15
6:38 PM — UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds has been denounced by her own party for saying “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary - with the matter set to be discussed at UKIP's National Executive Committee.
UKIP Councillor: We don’t need ‘iron fist’ equality laws to protect gays from discrimination 55
3:35 PM — A UKIP councillor, who suggested business owners should have the right to turn away people based on their sexuality, gender or race – now says “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary.
UKIP Councillor: Businesses should be allowed to turn away gays and women 90
10:42 AM — A UKIP councillor in East Sussex believes business owners should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people.
14th February 2014
BBC jokes about whether UK flooding caused by gays 17
7:59 PM — Two BBC programmes jokingly attempted to dredge up an old and ridiculous question of whether the floods currently taking place in the UK were caused by gay people.
4th February 2014
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
2nd February 2014
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ re-enters the UK’s Official Top 40 18
5:11 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may has successfully led the 1983 hit to re-enter the UK's Top 40.
31st January 2014
Protesters egg home of UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor 23
4:27 PM — The home of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage has been targeted with eggs.
29th January 2014
UKIP Weather: G-A-Y pledges £1,000 to HIV charity if ‘It’s Raining Men’ reaches top 20
4:28 PM — Owner of G-A-Y Jeremy Joseph has pledged to donate £1,000 to the Elton John AIDS foundation if 'It's Raining Men' reaches the top 20 of the singles chart this week.
Nigel Farage vows to oust councillors with ‘extremist’ and ‘embarrassing’ views from UKIP 7
3:53 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he intends to "professionalise" his party following a number of "extremist, barmy" and "nasty" views expressed by councillors.
28th January 2014
UKIP Weather: ‘It’s Raining Men’ 40 downloads away from re-entering Top 20 Chart
12:02 PM — A Facebook campaign to get 'It's Raining Men' to number one following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor may be successful as the song looks set to re-enter the Top 20.
27th January 2014
UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor is now praying for gay people ‘to be healed’ 18
3:34 PM — Councillor David Silvester shows no sign of contrition over his decision to link equal marriage with flooding, saying he will pray for gay people "to be healed".
26th January 2014
UKIP leader Nigel Farage presents spoof BBC Weather forecast on Sunday Politics 36
1:53 PM — Nigel Farage MEP, the leader of UKIP has presented a spoof weather forecast mocking "fruitcakes" and "extremists" in other political parties.
24th January 2014
Nigel Farage: The media only cares if someone compares homosexuality to bestiality when it’s UKIP 30
4:18 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been asked about the views of a former local UKIP chairwoman who previously compared homosexuality to bestiality.
22nd January 2014
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
21st January 2014
UKIP Scottish chair told to have counselling for saying Glasgow Council for ‘gays and Communists’ 3
5:15 PM — A senior figure at UKIP Scotland has demanded that the party's interim chair go to counselling after he said Glasgow Council was for "gays, Catholics and Communists."
UKIP weather: Gay anthem ‘It’s Raining Men’ tipped to re-enter UK singles chart 23
12:56 PM — A campaign to get ‘It’s Raining Men’ to the top of the UK singles chart has been launched, following the homophobic comments of a UKIP councillor.
20th January 2014
UKIP anti-gay councillor won’t quit and says like the Queen: ‘I hope I love all men’ 32
6:11 PM — UKIP Councillor David Silvester has made a truly bizarre statement explaining why he has no intention of standing down over his claims that equal marriage is responsible for recent flooding.