Arlene Foster was speaking at the launch of her party's European election manifesto.Read more
The DUP leader said that her party does not prevent members of the gay community from being members of the party.
Arlene Foster, the leader of the DUP, says Alison Bennington joined the party solely because she is a "committed unionist".
Gay DUP councillor Alison Bennington joined the party because it stands up for the union, says Arlene Foster.
DUP leader Arlene Foster says taking part in another EU election is a "retrograde" step for the UK.
DUP says PM's Brexit deal 'would damage the union'