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Indiana Catholic women’s college reverses transgender admissions policy

Dec 21, 2023

By Daniel Payne, Joe Bukuras

Saint Mary’s College President Katie Conboy had last month confirmed a new transgender-friendly admissions policy for the college. Read more

A baptismal font in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.

Vatican doctrine office: Transgender-identifying people can be baptized, witness marriages

Nov 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the document in response to questions from a Brazilian bishop. Read more

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Portland Archdiocese: New office will integrate schools into evangelization mission

Oct 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Archdiocese of Portland has launched a new office focused on bringing diocesan schools more fully into the Church’s mission... Read more

Monica Bertagnolli testifies during her Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing to be the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Oct. 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Biden NIH nominee grilled on funding for gender transition research, fetal tissue

Oct 20, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Monica Bertagnolli answered questions for about two hours on Capitol Hill on Wednesday before the Senate Health Committee. Read more

Admiral Rachel Levine, Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health, announces new transgender guidelines.

Biden Health and Human Services imposes trans pronoun mandate on employees

Oct 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

In a YouTube video sent to HHS employees, HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm said the policy ensures “that our colleagues... Read more

The California capitol.

‘Gender affirmation’ must be a factor in child custody fights, California Legislature says

Sep 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The bill says California courts’ child custody decisions must consider whether a parent affirms a child’s “gender identity or gender... Read more

A school bus with rainbow-colored balloons, a Pride flag, and “love its love” signs drives in the Los Angeles Pride parade in Hollywood on June 11, 2023.

California becomes first state to declare ‘Transgender History Month’ 

Sep 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The recognition of the month is meant to “create a culture led by research, education, and scholarly recognition of the... Read more

Indeed is offering to pay relocation costs for U.S.-based employees who are seeking transgender treatments for themselves or their children and live in states where those procedures are illegal.

Indeed gives employees $10,000 to relocate if workers, kids want transgender procedures 

Sep 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Indeed will offer workers or immediate family members $10,000 to relocate to a state that does not have restrictions on... Read more

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Study: Patients aged 12-18 account for 8% of trans surgeries

Aug 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Researchers estimate that about 3,678 Americans between 12 and 18 received transgender surgeries from 2016 through 2020. Read more

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Poll: More than 8 in 10 New Jersey parents want to be notified if child identifies as LGBT

Aug 25, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The poll also comes following national polls that indicate a rapidly rising number of young people identify as LGBTQ+. Read more

About 1,000 Californians rallied in front of the state capitol steps in Sacramento on Aug. 21, 2023, to protest a series of bills they say would take away their rights as parents.

California parents protest bills they say would take away their rights

Aug 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Speakers criticized several bills making their way through the state Legislature that they say would diminish parental authority over children. Read more

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Court: Maryland parents lack standing in parental rights lawsuit over trans student policy

Aug 16, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2-1 on Monday that the parents lacked standing to sue... Read more

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Doctors’ group urges American Academy of Pediatricians to rethink minor transgender treatments

Aug 10, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The American College of Pediatricians said it was “disappointed that the AAP has reaffirmed its support for transgender interventions on... Read more

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Muslim, Christian parents rally outside Maryland courthouse for students’ religious rights

Aug 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Peter Pinedo

Parents are fighting back against the Montgomery County Board of Education for mandating instruction of materials the parents say conflict... Read more

Former congressman Rodrigo Iván Cortés will be forced to publish a daily court-authored apology online for 30 days in punishment for having referred to congressional representative Salma Luévano as a man.

Mexican high court finds ex-congressman guilty of ‘gender-based political violence’ over tweet

Aug 10, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Former congressman Rodrigo Iván Cortés will be forced to publish a daily court-authored apology online for 30 days in punishment. Read more

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Pediatricians’ group affirms support for ‘gender-affirming’ care, calls for review of guidelines

Aug 7, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The American Academy of Pediatrics said its board of directors had voted to reaffirm its 2018 policy statement in support... Read more

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Senate passes defense bill without pro-life, transgender care amendments

Jul 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The vote sets up a standoff between the Senate and House as they try to hammer out a compromise version... Read more

Children's Hospital Colorado announced that it is halting "gender-affirming" surgeries.

Children’s hospital in Colorado halts ‘gender affirming’ surgeries, citing surge in requests

Jul 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The hospital said it has not performed such surgeries on patients under age 18, though it continues to provide puberty... Read more

David Bloch, who founded the snowboarding team at Woodstock Union High School in 2011, served as the head coach from its onset until he was fired in February.

Vermont snowboard coach sues school officials after being fired for transgender comments

Jul 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bloch was fired on Feb. 9, just one day after he had a brief conversation with two students about the... Read more

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New Virginia transgender student policies emphasize parental rights

Jul 19, 2023

By Daniel Payne

School personnel in Virginia are now required to keep parents informed on “matters related to their child’s health, and social... Read more