Sexual orientation

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Mexican lawmakers urged to oppose bill criminalizing ‘conversion therapy’

Dec 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The proposal calls for significant penalties, including prison sentences and fines, for those who offer or perform such therapy. Read more


Chilean bishop: Court ruling on sexual orientation training harms independence of Church

May 25, 2023

By Diego López Marina

A Catholic bishop and Alliance Defending Freedom have criticized a 2022 ruling of an international court for proposing nondiscrimination “training.” Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex

Aug 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation may conflict... Read more

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA. Read more

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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

Catholic institutions aim for mission fidelity, not discrimination, defenders say

Feb 15, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Reports that Catholic institutions exercise unfair employment biases are undeserved, some defenders have said.  Read more

Sexual orientation and gender identity: what does the science say?

Aug 27, 2016

For most young people who experience feelings of gender dysphoria, the experience is in fact temporary, and a non-heterosexual orientation... Read more