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Mar 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- An elder from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a letter on Tuesday responding to a Mormon university's decision to remove a prohibition on same-sex expression from its Honor Code. 
Feb 14, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination and needless legal action, but they said more work is necessary for an Australia-wide law.
Feb 10, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender identity, expounding on existing policy that schools and other diocesan institutions will recognize students and adults by the biological sex with which they were born.
Feb 4, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- Several states this legislative session have introduced bills aimed at curtailing access to transgender surgery and puberty-blocking drugs for minors, as well as restricting biological males from competing in girls’ high school sports.
Jan 31, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Two major banks withdrew support for a Florida scholarship program this week after deciding that the policies of some participating Christian schools were not sufficiently “inclusive” of LGBT students.
Jan 14, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed by military chaplains.
Jan 9, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Chick-fil-A’s CEO said that the restaurant chain “inadvertently discredited” many faith-based organizations when it announced last year that it was adjusting its corporate giving last year.
Nov 25, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The American Medical Association announced last week that it had adopted a number of new policies, including advocacy for a federal ban on “so-called reparative or conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Nov 19, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The statement came in response to an announcement on Monday by the Chick-Fil-A Foundation that it would no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Nov 18, 2019 - 01:45 pm .- American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced that it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations after years of criticism from LGBT groups.
Nov 12, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- New Hope Family Services, a Christian non-profit, is defending its long-standing child placement program from New York state officials who say it must shut down if it does not place children with same-sex and unmarried couples.
Nov 6, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion for the first time since 1994.
Nov 5, 2019 - 05:21 pm .- Terry Bean, a leading investor, LGBT advocate and political fundraiser, has been arrested in Oregon following allegations that he and his lawyer unlawfully paid $200,000 to prevent court testimony from a man who accused Bean and his ex-boyfriend of sexually abusing him at the age of 15.
Nov 1, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- A state representative in Georgia has proposed a law that would make it a felony for medical professionals to assist in changing a minor’s gender either through surgery or medication. 
Nov 1, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The Kentucky state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Christian business owner who declined to serve an LGBT pride festival, and who was punished by a local government for discrimination.
Oct 24, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- A Texas judge granted Jeffrey Younger and Anne Georgulas joint managing conservatorship of their son, James Younger, over whose gender identity his parents have argued in court.
Oct 23, 2019 - 04:04 pm .- A Texas jury this week ruled against a father who wants to block the hormonal gender transition of his 7-year-old son James into a girl named Luna.
Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Oct 16, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The Law and Justice Party (PiS) is supporting a law that would criminalize the “promotion of underage sexual activity” to children under 15.
Oct 15, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Obama-era regulation would require most doctors throughout the country to perform gender-transition surgeries upon request, despite any conscience-based or prudential objections.