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Bishop Tells Fired LGBTQ Church Worker: “I Apologize for the Pain It Has Caused You”

A U.S. bishop has apologized to a former church worker who was fired over her same-gender marriage, and has criticized some of the nation's bishops for promoting discriminatory policies and actions against LGBTQ people. Read More

Court Dismisses Fired Gay Church Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit for Unclear Reasons

An Indiana court has dismissed a fired church worker's lawsuit against the archdiocese that pursued his termination over his same-gender marriage, though the reasons for the dismissal are unclear. Meanwhile, the discrimination lawsuits of two fire church workers in that archdiocese have been allowed to proceed. Read More

Appeals Court Reinstates Fired LGBTQ Church Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit

An appeals court has reinstated a previously dismissed discrimination lawsuit brought against the Archdiocese of Chicago by an LGBTQ employee fired for marrying his same-gender partner. Read More

What Catholic LGBTQ Church Workers–And EVERYBODY–Need to Know About the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is again capturing the nation's political attention with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the struggle over her replacement now already playing out. But this transition is only the latest significant moment involving the court and LGBTQ equality this year, particularly in the areas of employment law and religious liberty. Read More

Parishioners Sing in Support of Fired LGBTQ Music Minister; And More News

Today's post includes updates on the firing of church worker Terry Gonda, protests at a Catholic high school in part over anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and one archdiocese's opposition to homosexuality decriminalization. Read More

Bostock Decision Leaves Question of LGBTQ Church Workers Undecided in Civil Law

Legal experts and LGBTQ advocates have continued to opine about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, including the impact that ruling might have on church workers. Read More

After Supreme Court Ruling, Will LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Still Continue?

Employees of the Catholic Church continue to lose their jobs in LGBTQ-related employment disputes, a trend the National Catholic Reporter recently investigated in an article that highlighted some of the disputes Bondings 2.0 has covered over the years. Read More

Students Rally to Support Teacher Terminated by Catholic School Over Same-Gender Marriage

A Catholic school's students and alumni have voiced their objections to the school's decision to not renew a gay teacher's contract because of his same-gender marriage, a decision backed by the local archbishop. Read More

Will LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Stop in 2020? That is One Friar’s Hope!

What do the 2020s hold for Catholic LGBTQ issues? It is harder to predicate church developments in the age of Pope Francis. But Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan ventured one hope for the next decade in regards to the spate of LGBTQ church employment disputes over this past decade. Read More

Latest Church Worker Firing in Indianapolis Shows Need for Active Lay Leadership in Church

The spate of firings in Indianapolis is a moment for Catholic laypeople to exercise their ecclesial and moral authority to denounce the unjust discrimination against LGBTQ church employees. Read More