Ecumenical Group Files Amicus Brief Supporting Fired Gay Church Worker’s Lawsuit

A group of Protestant churches in North Carolina has filed an amicus brief supporting a gay plaintiff’s Title VII claim against the Catholic school that fired him in 2014, according to Law360. Read More

USCCB Secretary Claims Transgender Equality Is “Doing Great Damage to Society”

A top U.S. archbishop gave a speech in which he suggested the devil was behind the LGBTQ+ movement, claiming in particular that "the trans movement is doing great damage to society." Read More

New Ways Ministry Joins U.S. Catholics in Rejoicing at Respect for Marriage Act

New Ways Ministry joins with faithful Catholics across the U.S. in rejoicing at the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. Read More

Ahead of Supreme Court Arguments, Lay Catholics Submit Pro-LGBTQ+ Amicus Brief

27+ is an advocacy group of faithful, practicing members of the Roman Catholic Church who believe the teachings of Jesus Christ and our church support welcoming, not rejecting, all people including LGBTQ+ people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Make Final Push to Stop Respect for Marriage Act Ahead of Senate Vote

Leaders with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made a last ditch appeal for U.S. senators to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act, which is expected to come up for a vote on Monday and would codify marriage equality. Read More

Norwegian Bishops Oppose Government Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy

Catholic bishops in Norway have opposed a government bill that would ban conversion therapy in the country, claiming that doing so would undermine religious rights. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Conference Elects President With Anti-LGBTQ Record

In his first press conference, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has repeated the false claim that homosexuality is a cause of sexual abuse in the church. Meanwhile, the U.S. bishops sustain their use of religious liberty to counter LGBTQ+ equality. Read More

Candidates for USCCB Presidency Include Mostly LGBTQ-Negative U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begins its fall meeting today, at which a new conference president and vice-president will be elected. The candidates include some of the most conservative bishops in the U.S. Today's post includes brief description of the candidates' records on LGBTQ+ issues where possible. Read More

District Court Rules Against Fired Church Worker Shelly Fitzgerald in Discrimination Case

A federal court has ruled for Archdiocese of Indianapolis and one of its Catholic high schools in a lawsuit filed by Shelly Fitzgerald, a former guidance counselor whose contract was not renewed because of her same-gender marriage. Read More

Catholics File Dueling Briefs in Supreme Court Case Over LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination

Several organizations, including two Catholic groups, have filed amicus briefs in a U.S. Supreme Court case which could decide on whether non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ couples are legal, according to Crux. Read More