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Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration guidance that would require schools to comply with transgender... Read more

Women's homeless shelter.

Privacy, safety at stake with proposed rule on homeless shelters

According to proposed federal rules, homeless shelters partnering with the government might soon have to compromise the privacy and safety... Read more

After decline in sales, Target tests out bathroom compromise

Amid continuing dispute over its transgender bathroom policy, the retail giant Target has denied that the controversy is linked to... Read more

Supreme Court halts transgender bathroom rule in Virginia school

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

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has... Read more

After bathroom scare, ACLU leader resigns over transgender stance

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

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

NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require... Read more

Men, women bathroom.

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

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

School sports transgender policy bad for students, say Nebraska's bishops

Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex... Read more

Carolina controversy: bathroom bills raise questions of safety, privacy

The overturn of a Charlotte, North Carolina ordinance allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms helps offer important protections against... Read more

Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are... Read more

Nebraska's bishops call for reversal of transgender policy for schools sports

Nebraska’s Catholic bishops have called for the reversal of a new school athletics participation policy that would recognize gender identity,... Read more

Should biological males play girls' sports? Nebraska bishops weigh in

As the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) weighs new protocol for transgender students’ participation in school activities, the Catholic bishops... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Feb. 14, 2015.

Vatican says 'no' to transsexual godparents amid Spain controversy

A media firestorm arose in Spain after a transsexual woman, who considers herself a man, asked to be the godfather... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

The Pope's take on transgender issues? Accept the body God gave you

Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment calls for men and women to acknowledge their bodies as a “gift” from... Read more