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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

Catholic School’s New Policy on Firing, Expelling LGBTQ Members Prompts Backlash

A Catholic school in the Philippines has been heavily criticized for a policy that classifies homosexuality as immoral. Several LGBTQ groups have combined their advocacy efforts to counter the school’s discriminatory position.  Read More

LGBTQ Church Worker Fired for Challenging Homophobic Priest Continues Advocacy

For challenging a priest who made anti-LGBTQ comments, a church worker has been fired in Austin, Texas. Read More

Gay Teacher at Catholic School Appeals for an End to the Firing of LGBTQ Church Workers

An LGBTQ Catholic school teacher has shared his reflections on the church’s too-frequent problem of firing LGBTQ employees, following the recent dismissal of  two of his colleagues Read More

Experts Warn of Consequences for LGBTQ Church Workers After Supreme Court Ruling

". . . religious freedom is a world of permitted and funded discrimination." Read More

New Ways Ministry: SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Exemptions Leaves LGBTQ People Vulnerable

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel not to protect workers at religious institutions from employment discrimination leaves many people, especially LGBTQ people, vulnerable to being fired by institutions that should be the model of fairness and equality, not bigotry and exclusion. 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

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More

Detroit Parishioners Back Lesbian Church Worker Fired Over Same-Gender Marriage

A part-time music director was fired this week from a Catholic parish near Detroit after the archdiocese learned of her marriage to her same-gender partner. Read More

Catholics Continue to Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling on LGBTQ Employment Protections

Catholics have continued to welcome the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week that endorses non-discrimination... Read More