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Alabama mayor apologizes for Facebook post about killing gay people

Jun 5, 2019

The mayor of a small town in Alabama has apologized after posting on Facebook that the only way to reclaim... Read more

Students from The Lyceum, a Catholic classical school in South Euclid, Ohio.

Catholic school free from legal threats, Ohio city says after lawsuit

May 29, 2019

A private Catholic school in Ohio has dropped its federal lawsuit after the city of South Euclid clarified that the... Read more

Rainbow flag painted over old white brick wall. Stock image via Shutterstock.

Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural

May 24, 2019

A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on... Read more

Georgetown Visitation high school.

Georgetown Visitation alumnae respond to ‘heartbreaking betrayal’

May 23, 2019

By Ed Condon

Former students of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School have published an open letter challenging a recent decision they say undermines the... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Via Shutterstock

Despite religious freedom concerns, House passes Equality Act

May 17, 2019

The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation, gender identity employment cases

Apr 24, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases involving... Read more

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, who signed H.140 into law April 8, 2019.

Mass. bans therapists from efforts to change minors' orientation or gender identity

Apr 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Monday a broadly worded bill banning therapy for minors with same-sex attraction that... Read more

New study shows differences between male and female brains in utero

Apr 2, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A new scientific study has found significant differences in the ways that the brains of male and female fetuses function... Read more

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist church in Chicago. Illinois.

Will LGBT activists split the Methodists?

Mar 29, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

While the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed traditional Christian teaching on controversial LGBT issues, some American leaders in the denomination... Read more

Uruguay flag.

Efforts build to repeal Uruguay's controversial transgender law

Mar 27, 2019

Nearly 70,000 people in Uruguay have presented signatures seeking to initiate the process of repealing a controversial transgender law passed... Read more

October 23, 2018- Protestors in Love Park in Philadelphia in response to a Trump administrations memo defining gender as an unchangable biological trait.

Catholic hospital group sued for refusing transgender hysterectomy

Mar 25, 2019

A group of five Catholic hospitals in California is being sued by a woman who identifies as a transgender man... Read more

US Capitol dome.

US bishops: Equality Act will hurt more than help

Mar 20, 2019

In a March 20 letter to members of the U.S. Senate, three bishops warned that while the proposed Equality Act... Read more

Ban on gender transition among US military to take effect next month

Mar 14, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Troops enlisting and serving in the U.S. military will have to serve as their biological sex and are forbidden from... Read more

US Capitol building.

Critics question ‘Equality Act’ exclusion of religious freedom

Mar 14, 2019

Federal legislation purporting to guarantee equality explicitly rejects religious freedom protections and would open the gates to anti-discrimination lawsuits against... Read more

Courage conference to focus on 'Courageous friendship'

Mar 13, 2019

A Catholic ministry announced Tuesday the theme for its upcoming conference for people who experience same-sex attraction and the families... Read more

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado baker asks for true tolerance, and an end to the spotlight

Mar 12, 2019

A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same-sex marriage hopes his time in... Read more

Kansas archdiocese responds after denying school admission to child of same sex-couple

Mar 8, 2019

A K-8 Catholic school in Kansas is defending its decision to deny admission to a kindergarten student who is the... Read more

Missouri discrimination cases could have far-reaching implications

Mar 7, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

The Missouri state Supreme Court issued two discrimination rulings last week related to sexual orientation and gender identity, both of... Read more

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop end legal battle

Mar 5, 2019

On Tuesday both Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop agreed to drop their ongoing litigation, ending a more than six-year-long legal battle.... Read more

Fairbanks, Alaska. Image via Shutterstock

Alaska mayor vetoes equal rights ordinance

Mar 5, 2019

City Ordinance 6093 would have provided protections against discrimination for those who identify as LGBTQ in employment, housing, and in... Read more