Gender Identity

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Denver Archdiocese defends gender identity policy for schools

Nov 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Denver is defending its guidance on sexual identity in Catholic schools after an article on the policy... Read more

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Vanderbilt pauses gender surgeries on minors after backlash

Oct 7, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital has paused irreversible gender surgeries on children following Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s calls for investigation.  Read more

Madisan DeBos, a Division I track and cross country student-athlete at Southern Utah University, speaks at the "Our Bodies, Our Sports" rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2022.

Democrat senators urge stronger LGBT mandates in Biden’s sex discrimination rule

Sep 13, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A group of Democrat senators urged the Biden administration to add even stronger mandates to its proposed Title IX rule... Read more

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‘Clerical error’ wipes out thousands of comments on new Biden gender-identity discrimination rule

Sep 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Hundreds of thousands of comments on a rule that would re-interpret sex discrimination to include “sexual orientation or gender identity”... Read more

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Doctor says Boston gender clinic mutilates and sterilizes children

Aug 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Controversy erupted last week when news of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Clinic for kids took over social media, prompting outrage... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex

Aug 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation may conflict... Read more

Professor Nicholas Meriwether

Professor who resisted mandatory transgender pronouns reaches settlement with university

Apr 19, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Shawnee State University and Prof. Nicholas Meriwether have agreed to a $400,000 settlement after the professor faced disciplinary action for... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the Supreme Court, Nov. 1, 2021

Federal officials condemn Texas' investigations of child transgender therapies

Mar 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Biden administration this week issued condemnations of a Texas policy whereby parents who facilitate gender transition medical treatments for... Read more

Bishop Helmut Dieser, chairman of the Synodal Way forum on ‘Living in Successful Relationships,’ welcomes the #OutInChurch campaign, Jan. 24, 2022.

German Catholic bishops welcome initiative seeking change in Church teaching on sexuality

Jan 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The campaign criticized what it said were ‘defamatory and outdated’ expressions of Catholic doctrine. Read more

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Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri.

Christian college argues against co-ed housing requirement in appellate court

Nov 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s... Read more

Exeter High School in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Catholic teenager suspended for saying there are only two genders sues school district

Nov 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic teenager who was reportedly suspended for saying there are only two genders is suing his New Hampshire public... Read more

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA. Read more

In Oregon, educators propose alternative to gender identity policy—and face calls to be fired

Jul 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A public school teacher and an assistant principal are facing disciplinary action and possible firing, because of their alternative policy... Read more

Humanist group strips Richard Dawkins of award for questioning gender theory

Apr 20, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The American Humanist Association on Monday withdrew an award from Richard Dawkins for his position against gender theory.  Read more

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HHS nominee won’t say if parents can refuse child’s gender transitioning

Feb 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A nominee for assistant health secretary on Thursday wouldn’t say if government officials can intervene when parents refuse their child’s... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC  Credit: lazyllama/Shutterstock

USCCB: Equality Act would ‘punish’ religious groups opposed to gender ideology

Feb 19, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has come out in opposition to the Equality Act, which was introduced in the U.S.... Read more

Transgender symbol.

In far-reaching executive order, Biden redefines 'sex'

Jan 21, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination... Read more

The Downtown Hope Center, a faith-based women's shelter in Anchorage.

US bishops commend HUD plan to allow homeless shelters to serve on basis of sex

Sep 14, 2020

The US bishops’ conference on Friday applauded the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to allow single-sex homeless... Read more

United Nations Offices in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the UNHRC.

Vatican diplomat tells UN ‘gender identity’ category not necessary for refugee protection

Jul 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A Holy See diplomat raised concern at the United Nations in Geneva this week over the use of the term... Read more