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Chilean legislators pass gender-identity bill

Jan 27, 2018

The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that “recognizes and gives protection to gender identity,” an initiative considered... Read more

Bishops' letter on sexual identity prompts LGBT counter-lobbying

Jan 5, 2018

Several Catholic bishops’ call for clarity and compassion on sexual identity issues such as transgenderism drew the ire of a... Read more

The story behind sex change surgery you haven't heard

Dec 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

You've probably heard of Bruce Jenner.  Read more

'No science' behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

Oct 15, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but... Read more

U.S. Marines.

Transgender military ban applauded for respecting biology, the common good

Jul 27, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as transgender could not serve in the U.S. military, theologians... Read more

The need for a Catholic ministry to transgendered persons

Jun 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl.  Read more

Illinois makes foster care workers support transgenderism

Jun 1, 2017

Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued new standards that require its employees and... Read more

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

Apr 27, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who... Read more

In North Carolina, more changes for disputed bathroom law

Mar 31, 2017

North Carolina has modified its law on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms, after facing pressure... Read more

The Supreme Court.

Supreme Court sends transgender student case back to lower court

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead... Read more

Bathroom sign.

Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Feb 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the... Read more

Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom fight

Feb 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause... Read more

Boy Scouts accepts gender identity as new standard for admission

Jan 31, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Citing legal and community changes, the Boy Scouts of America have said self-declared gender identity now determines youth eligibility for... Read more

Federal judge overturns transgender surgery mandate

Jan 3, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s mandate that health professionals must carry out gender reassignment surgeries, even... Read more

US Supreme Court.

Supreme Court to hear school's transgender bathroom case

Oct 28, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required... Read more

The danger of forcing doctors to perform gender transitions

Oct 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A recent federal rule has come under fire for denying doctors the ability to exercise discretion in deciding whether to... Read more

Massachusetts law could forbid churches to preach on transgenderism

Oct 13, 2016

Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.... Read more

Doctor.

Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries?

Aug 24, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals... Read more

Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

Aug 24, 2016

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

Aug 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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