14th January 2013
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.
UKIP removes youth chairman from office for supporting gay rights 93
9:34 AM — UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) has removed the chairman of its youth wing, Young Independence, in part due to his support for same-sex marriage. It has not however removed officials before for stating that gay couples adopting is "child abuse" or that people who read PinkNews should be sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
28th December 2012
Poll: 71% of Tory members say equal marriage is splitting the party 35
10:22 AM — A poll carried out by the ConservativeHome website has found that 71% believe same-sex marriage is splitting the Tory party.
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.
12th December 2012
Poll: 55% of public support same-sex marriage, but Tory voters divided 9
1:20 PM — A majority of the British public support changing the law to allow marriage rights for gay couples, but Conservative voters are divided on the issue, according to a YouGov poll.
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.
29th November 2012
Comment: UKIP and homosexuality – a gay member’s view 207
2:08 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Nicholas Dancer, a university student and member of UKIP says the party is not a bunch of “fruit cakes and loonies" and that Britain should leave the European Union if it wants to legalise equal marriage.
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".
UKIP By-election candidate: Gay people should not be allowed to adopt 124
4:35 PM — Winston McKenzie, the UK Independence Party’s candidate for the Croydon North By-election and former X Factor hopeful, believes gay people should not be allowed to adopt children.
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.
Manchester: Defeat for gay Tory candidate 21
10:37 AM — Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory, has been defeated as the Conservative Party candidate in the Manchester Central by-election.
13th November 2012
Anti-gay opponents petition ahead of Corby by-election 34
8:14 PM — Coalition for Marriage (C4M), the UK lobby group that opposes marriage rights for gay couples, has delivered 46,000 leaflets in the constituency of Corby, which is due to hold a by-election on Thursday.
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.
4th May 2012
UKIP candidate who claimed link between homosexuality and child abuse loses local election bid 151
3:03 PM — Dr Julia Gasper, a UKIP Oxford city council candidate who claimed gays account for 3 percent of the population and half of child abuse, has failed in her second bid to win public office.
2nd May 2012
UKIP posts photo of man burning picture of gay mayoral candidate Brian Paddick in Soho 190
3:56 PM — UKIP supporters have burned a picture of openly gay candidate for mayor Brian Paddick in London's Soho.