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Catholics slam ‘lawless’ HHS ‘transgender mandate’

Catholic groups and legal experts denounced the Biden administration’s notice on Monday that it would prohibit denial of gender-transition procedures... Read more

Biden administration says it will enforce health care protections for people identifying as LGBTQ

The Biden administration on Monday announced it would interpret and enforce existing law to ensure people identifying as LGBTQ were... Read more

Wealthy corporations back Equality Act stripped of religious freedom protections

Federal LGBT legislation that excludes important religious freedom protections has the backing of over 400 American corporations with trillions of... Read more

West Virginia governor signs law that only girls may play girls’ sports

West Virginia’s governor on Wednesday signed a bill into law clarifying that only females may play girls’ sports in the... Read more

Judge tosses out girls’ complaint against Connecticut transgender sports policy

Four female athletes in Connecticut are appealing a court ruling that dismissed their legal challenge to the state’s transgender sports... Read more

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Biden administration appeals to keep transgender mandate in place

The Biden administration is appealing to keep in place a mandate that doctors and hospitals provide gender-transition surgeries, regardless of... Read more

More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports

State legislatures of West Virginia and Kansas recently passed bills restricting participation in women’s sports to one’s biological sex and... Read more

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States consider restrictions on gender transitioning, transgender participation in girls’ sports

Lawmakers in Mississippi and Alabama have been debating bills concerning children who identify as transgender.  Read more

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States consider limiting participation in girls sports to just girls

Several state legislatures are considering requirements that student-athletes at public schools only participate in sports according to their biological sex,... Read more

Second federal court strikes down transgender mandate

“Today’s ruling protects patients, aligns with current medical research, and ensures doctors aren’t forced to violate their religious beliefs and... Read more

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In landmark ruling, U.K. high court says children unlikely to be able to give informed consent to puberty blockers

The U.K.’s high court ruled Tuesday that children are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to medical... Read more

Liz Truss MP, Minister of State for Women and Equalities.

UK equality minister says no to sex-change surgery for minors

The United Kingdom’s Minister for Women and Equalities has announced plans to prohibit minors from undergoing any permanent procedure intended... Read more

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Connecticut students sue over trans-athlete school policy

Three female high school athletes have sued over a Connecticut policy allowing males identifying as females to compete in girls’... Read more

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Georgia bill would make 'transgender treatment' for minors a felony

A state representative in Georgia has proposed a law that would make it a felony for medical professionals to assist in... Read more

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'Words matter' bishops say as Supreme Court hears LGBT cases

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a trio of cases that could decide whether or not federal... Read more

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City of Anchorage drops 'gender identity' complaint against women's shelter

The city of Anchorage has dropped a complaint filed with the city’s Equal Rights Commission after a women’s shelter in... 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

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

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HHS considers defining sex based on birth, genetics

The Trump administration is considering reshaping some federal policies to define gender according to a person’s biology and genitalia, according... Read more

Massachusetts churches claim victory in religious freedom lawsuit

Four Massachusetts churches pulled their lawsuit against the state Monday after they received religious exemptions from the state's transgender law.  Read more