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May 24, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on church property.
May 23, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Former students of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School have published an open letter challenging a recent decision they say undermines the Catholic identity of the school.
May 17, 2019 - 11:12 am .- The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would pose serious threats to critical constitutional freedoms.
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:30 am .- In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases involving claims that sexual orientation and gender identity should be included under current federal protections barring sex discrimination.
Apr 11, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Monday a broadly worded bill banning therapy for minors with same-sex attraction that seeks to change their behavior.
Apr 2, 2019 - 02:07 pm .- A new scientific study has found significant differences in the ways that the brains of male and female fetuses function prior to birth.
Mar 29, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- While the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed traditional Christian teaching on controversial LGBT issues, some American leaders in the denomination have rejected that decision, and now are organizing either to resist the decision or split into a new denomination.
Mar 28, 2019 - 12:38 am .- Nearly 70,000 people in Uruguay have presented signatures seeking to initiate the process of repealing a controversial transgender law passed last year.
Mar 20, 2019 - 02:16 pm .- In a March 20 letter to members of the U.S. Senate, three bishops warned that while the proposed Equality Act purports to address issues of discrimination, it would actually create new problems and threaten fundamental freedoms.
Mar 14, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Troops enlisting and serving in the U.S. military will have to serve as their biological sex and are forbidden from transitioning to another gender, a new Department of Defense policy states.
Mar 14, 2019 - 05:08 pm .- Federal legislation purporting to guarantee equality explicitly rejects religious freedom protections and would open the gates to anti-discrimination lawsuits against religious believers and institutions who disagree with the bill’s broad view of LGBT discrimination, critics said.
Mar 13, 2019 - 04:19 pm .- A Catholic ministry announced Tuesday the theme for its upcoming conference for people who experience same-sex attraction and the families of those identifying as LGBT.
Mar 12, 2019 - 02:20 pm .- A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same-sex marriage hopes his time in the spotlight is over after a Supreme Court victory last year and a resolution to a subsequent case.
Mar 8, 2019 - 05:03 pm .- A K-8 Catholic school in Kansas is defending its decision to deny admission to a kindergarten student who is the child of a same-sex couple, citing archdiocesan admissions policies.
Mar 7, 2019 - 12:08 am .- The Missouri state Supreme Court issued two discrimination rulings last week related to sexual orientation and gender identity, both of which could lead to changes in the way discrimination is defined in the state, a Catholic public policy advocate told CNA.  
Mar 5, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- On Tuesday both Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop agreed to drop their ongoing litigation, ending a more than six-year-long legal battle.  
Mar 5, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- City Ordinance 6093 would have provided protections against discrimination for those who identify as LGBTQ in employment, housing, and in public accomodations. It would also create a mechanism for people to challenge discrimination in court.
Feb 28, 2019 - 07:34 pm .- A major gathering of the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed its teaching on homosexuality, rejecting same-sex unions and the ordination of sexually active homosexuals, prompting predictions that some American congregations who reject this teaching will leave the denomination.
Jan 22, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go into effect, while the issue continues to be adjudicated in lower courts.
Jan 16, 2019 - 04:06 pm .- A U.S.-based coalition of dissenting Catholics, whose backers include wealthy non-Catholic funders, is sending a small group of LGBT activists to World Youth Day in Panama to engage with media and pilgrims and to challenge Catholic teaching and practice they say is “harmful.”