Irish Catholic School to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms, But Sex Ed Controversy Continues

In a positive step, a Catholic school in Ireland will introduce gender-neutral uniforms and restrooms to accommodate gender non-conforming youth. But wider questions of how gender and sexuality are handled in the nation's church-run schools remain disputed. Read More

Trump Administration Appoints LGBTQ-Negative Catholic to Lead Natural Law Commission

The Trump administration has appointed a high-profile, LGBTQ-negative Catholic to lead a new human rights commission that has raised concerns for advocates of gender and sexual equality. Read More

Kenyan Bishops Welcome Court Ruling That Keeps Homosexuality Criminalized

Catholic bishops in Kenya have applauded a court ruling that keeps homosexuality criminalized in that nation. Read More

Catholic Restaurant Owners Deny Service to Engaged Lesbian Couple

The Catholic owners of a Missouri restaurant denied service to a lesbian couple just weeks before the couple married. Read More

Brazilian Bishops Troubled by Court’s Criminalization of Homophobia, Transphobia

Brazil's bishops have expressed concern about a high court's ruling that homophobia and transphobia should be criminalized as a crime equivalent to racism. Read More

Catholics Must Stop Trump’s Misuse of Natural Law Theory Against LGBTQ Equality

The Trump administration announced earlier this spring that it was launching an advisory board on human rights to be grounded in natural law. The natural law tradition has been used theologically by Catholics for centuries, often to the detriment of marginalized groups. How should Catholics respond to this move that could potentially imperil LGBTQ equality worldwide? Read More

U.S. Bishops Provisionally Affirm Opposition to Transgender Equality as Key Strategic Priority

The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.  Read More

New Poll Shows U.S. Catholics Are Increasingly Supportive of Transgender Rights

The same week the Vatican released a new document on gender described by LGBTQ advocates as harmful and oppressive, new polling shows U.S. Catholics are increasingly comfortable with and supportive of transgender people. Read More

Public Charter School Challenged Over “Morality Clause” in Lease with Catholic Diocese

A charter school system in Memphis, Tennessee has been threatened with legal action over leases it made with the Catholic Church that contain "morality clauses" some believe are unconstitutional. Read More

Catholic School Drops Religious Liberty Lawsuit Against City Non-Discrimination Ordinance

A Catholic school in Ohio has terminated its lawsuit targeting a city anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance that was being challenged on religious liberty grounds. Read More