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Supreme Court halts transgender bathroom rule in Virginia school

Aug 4, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court on Wednesday put a temporary halt to a federal judge’s ruling that a student who identifies as... Read more

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Will new 'civil rights' silence churches? In Iowa, the fear is real.

Jul 9, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

An Iowa church fears the state civil rights commission could penalize it for preaching and following its views on homosexuality... Read more

Bathroom stalls.

Nearly half of US states have sued over transgender bathroom rule in schools

Jul 8, 2016

Ten states have announced that they are suing the federal government over a rule that would allow students to use... Read more

Court rules Christian Mingle must allow LGBT couples

Jul 6, 2016

A California court ruled last week that ChristianMingle and it’s affiliate faith-based dating websites must allow LGBT singles to search... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

How to understand Pope Francis' 'apology' to the gay community

Jun 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church,... Read more

Prayer candles.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 15, 2016

Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in... Read more

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

Jun 3, 2016

The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned after a scare with her daughters... Read more

Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

May 27, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 16, 2015.

For US bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues

May 16, 2016

As an alternative to the “deeply disturbing” new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to... Read more

This counseling student says he was expelled for his Christian beliefs

Apr 25, 2016

A former counseling student says that he was pushed out of a university after saying that he would refer same-sex... Read more

Men, women bathroom.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016

Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.  Read more

Virginia State Capitol.

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016

The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and... Read more

This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

Feb 3, 2016

Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.  Read more

In Canada, a bishop protests gender ideology mandate for Alberta schools

Jan 29, 2016

“Totalitarianism.” That was the word the Bishop of Calgary used to describe the Alberta government’s new mandatory gender guidelines.  Read more

Extraordinary Assembly of Synod of the Bishops on the Family 1, Oct. 2014.

A 'gay lobby' at the Vatican? One cardinal says it's real, and Pope Francis is responding

Jan 13, 2016

By CNA Staff

The influential Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga has acknowledged the presence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. In a new interview,... Read more

Equality doesn't mean men in the ladies' room, Houston voters say

Nov 4, 2015

Houston voters on Tuesday repealed a strict anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 61 to 39 percent, following concerns that... Read more


A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

Aug 13, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice... Read more

Mike Pence.

No, Indiana did not just pass a law discriminating against gay people. Here's why.

Mar 27, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite media hype, a new Indiana law is not based on anti-gay discrimination, but on a 20-year legal precedent of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on June 19, 2014.

Vatican: no papal endorsement for LGBT Catholic video

Mar 16, 2015

A Vatican official says there will be no papal endorsement for an LGBT activist video whose backers want it to... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to... Read more