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Congressional Reps Oppose Plan for UC Merger with Catholic Hospitals

39 members of Congress from California have objected to a controversial proposal regarding mergers that could link the University of California with Catholic healthcare systems. Read More

Transgender Man Sues Catholic Hospital for Discrimination After Hysterectomy Cancelled

A transgender man has filed suit against the University of Maryland Medical System after their affiliate, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (UM SJMC), a Catholic hospital, refused to provide him a hysterectomy. Read More

U.S. Bishops Side with Trump Administration on Ending Transgender Protections

The U.S. Catholic Bishops have applauded the Trump Administration’s rescinding of a federal healthcare provision aimed at protecting transgender patients from discrimination. Read More

LGBTQ Patients at Center of Dispute Between Catholic Health System, University of California

A University of California (UC) task force has been formed to determine how to move forward with the institution’s partnership with the Dignity Health system after the organization's reached an impasse over Dignity Health’s religious policies on limiting reproductive healthcare, LGBTQ healthcare, and end of life care. Read More

NEWS NOTES: San Marino Bans Discrimination; Episcopal Priests Mourn Catholic Lesbian’s Death; And More

Today's post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church's solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more. Read More

LGBTQ Dispute Leads Catholic Healthcare System to Withdraw Support for Local Theater

A Catholic hospital group withdrew its sponsorship of a theater in Sacramento, California in response to concerns that the health system discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community. 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

Lawsuits Against Catholic Hospitals Which Denied Care to Transgender Patients Set to Proceed

An appeals court has ruled that a transgender patient denied care by a Catholic hospital can proceed with a discrimination lawsuit just as a similar lawsuit is set to be heard in court this month.  Read More

Transgender Patient Denied Care at Catholic Hospital Appeals Ruling in Discrimination Lawsuit

A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.  Read More

Major Hospital Withdraws Partnership Offer to Catholic Healthcare System Over LGBTQ Policies

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) will not expand its relationship with a Catholic healthcare system because of the religious system's policies on LGBTQ and reproductive services, as well as end of life care. Read More