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Why the U.S. Bishops Can’t Have It Both Ways

If some bishops get their way to be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents, it would erode the firewall intended to prevent religious institutions from controlling government, and vice versa. Read More

Multiple Dioceses Challenge Anti-LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections in Adoption, Foster Care Services

Catholic dioceses in Texas and Pennsylvania are challenging anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination protections tied to government funding of adoption and foster care services, protections that the Trump administration seeks to gut at the federal level. Read More

Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Move to End LGBTQ Protections in Healthcare, Social Services

Top U.S. bishops have voiced their support for the Trump administration's latest move to vacate federal anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination regulations, this time involving adoption and foster care services and life-saving healthcare programs. Read More

Judge Rules In Favor of Michigan Catholic Charities That Discriminates Against LGBTQ Clients

Michigan adoption agencies receiving government funding are no longer required to provide equal support to LGBTQ families, a federal judge ruled in a preliminary injunction last week for a case that involves a Catholic social service agency Read More

Is U.S. Bishops’ Opposition to LGBTQ Equality Finally Backfiring on Them?

For nearly a decade, the U.S. bishops have used a campaign about upholding religious liberty to mask (thinly) their efforts to suppress equal rights for women and for LGBTQ people. But a social service agency's recent discrimination against a Catholic client raises the possibility that the bishops' advocacy may be backfiring on them. Read More

Michigan Will No Longer Fund Adoption Agencies that Ban LGBTQ Parents

The state of Michigan will require all adoption agencies receiving government funding to work with LGBTQ parents, as the result of a settlement between the American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D). Read More

Protestors Outraged About Catholic Charities’ Decision to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Protests have continued against a local Catholic Charities affiliate's decision to end adoption and foster care services so it would not have to provide services to LGBT clients. Read More

Catholic Charities Employees Protest Bishop’s Decision to End Adoption Services Over LGBT Non-Discrimination

Employees at Catholic Charities in Buffalo are protesting their local bishop's decision to end the agency's adoption and foster care services over anti-LGBT non-discrimination protections, a controversy erupting just as that same bishop faces increasing calls for resignation over his handling of abusive priests. Read More

Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More