4th March 2014
DUP minister refuses to say if delay to LGBT strategy is due to religious concerns within party 7
1:21 PM — DUP minister Jonathan Bell refuses to be drawn on whether religious concerns among his party may explain a six-year delay in the launch of an LGBT government strategy.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
20th February 2014
LGBT charity launches its first ever workplace diversity programme for Northern Ireland
3:24 PM — Northern Ireland’s Rainbow Project has launched a new workplace diversity and inclusion programme.
19th February 2014
Supreme Court judge tells Northern Ireland: ‘Same-sex marriage shows that love is equal’ 14
7:24 PM — A UK Supreme Court judge has given a robust defence of equal marriage in a speech delivered in Northern Ireland - where the measure remains illegal.
6th February 2014
Mayor of North Down: Northern Ireland will have equal marriage within 10 years 9
12:31 PM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, predicts Northern Ireland will legalise equal marriage within the next 10 years.
31st January 2014
DUP makes formal complaint against academic over gay suicide claims 14
3:16 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party says it has made a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the DUP may have been responsible for gay youngsters killing themselves.
NI Attorney General: The UK Supreme Court’s pro-gay ruling forces Christians to be ‘complicit’ with sin 43
12:12 PM — Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has criticised a ruling by the UK Supreme Court against homophobic discrimination and suggests it forces Christians to be “complicit” with sin.
3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
13th December 2013
Majority of MLAs in Northern Ireland support motion for LGBT equality strategy 3
7:46 PM — Northern Ireland yesterday adopted a motion which calls for a sexual orientation strategy to be introduced.
11th December 2013
Northern Ireland lifts ban on allowing gay couples to adopt 13
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland has lifted its ban on gay couples in civil partnerships adopting children.
29th November 2013
Tory Vice Chair: I feel let down that the NI Secretary avoided raising the question of equal marriage 2
2:42 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has said he is "disappointed" that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has not discussed the matter of equal marriage with her colleagues in Northern Ireland.
28th November 2013
Northern Ireland: LGBT activists stage rainbow protest during Health Minister’s visit 5
6:59 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots had his visit to a Derry hospital briefly eclipsed by the sight of a rainbow flag, held in protest over his anti-gay views.
22nd November 2013
Tory Vice Chair: It’s crazy that gay couples’ marriages will be downgraded on entering Northern Ireland 8
2:10 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has said he thinks it is "ludicrous" that gay married couples travelling to Northern Ireland will not be recognised as married.
21st November 2013
Green leader slams Northern Ireland Health Minister’s views against gay parents 7
7:26 PM — Steven Agnew, the leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland has criticised the country’s Health Minster, Edwin Poots, for his opposition to same-sex parents.
15th November 2013
Tribunal rules Northern Ireland Health Minister’s blood ban advice can remain secret 13
12:53 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has won the right to withhold the legal reasons for enforcing a lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood in the province.
14th November 2013
Comment: Northern Ireland’s Health Minister will only be remembered for homophobia 8
4:23 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Levi Greene says Northern Ireland's Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is an example of someone with "distasteful views" being in a position of power.
13th November 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister: The ‘natural order’ for having a child is a man and a woman 14
10:37 AM — Edwin Poots has said that while he does not regard being gay as an abomination, he believes the "natural order" for having a child is strictly between a man and a woman.
6th November 2013
Northern Ireland Assembly calls on Edwin Poots to end blood ban, or resign 5
11:59 AM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots should resign if he is unable to end the ban on gay men giving blood, the country’s Assembly has warned.
1st November 2013
Alliance Party says Northern Ireland Equality Commission should have moved sooner on equal marriage 4
6:51 PM — The Northern Ireland Alliance Party Assembly Member, Stephen Farry, has said the country’s Equality Commission should have spoken out in support of equal marriage “much earlier”.
Northern Ireland DUP politician reported for telling children homosexuality is ‘an abomination’ 6
2:43 PM — A Northern Ireland DUP Assembly Member has been reported to the Assembly Commission after he told children at a school that homosexuality is “an abomination”.