Lansing Diocese Encourages Parishes to End Scouting Affiliations Over LGBTQ+ Support

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has encouraged parishes to disassociate from Scouts BSA because the scouting organization no longer provides an exemption for religious organizational sponsors of scout groups to exclude young people’s whose “personal beliefs” conflict with the sponsoring group. Read More

Michigan Catholic Charities Office Allowed to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Parents

A Michigan Catholic Charities office recently won a settlement against the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) over the issue of whether the church institution can refuse to work with LGBTQ couples seeking to adopt. Read More

Diocese Stalls Church Property Sale Over Nonprofit’s Care for Transgender Youth

A Michigan diocese’s property covenant prohibits buyers from supporting transgender youth, so the proposed sale of a shuttered Catholic church is at a standstill. Read More

Catholics Nationwide Reject Lansing Diocese’s New Transgender-Negative Policy

The Diocese of Lansing's new policy on gender identity continues to generate strong opposition from community members, as well as national faith-based organizations. Read More