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“Hands-Off” Judicial Approach on LGBTQ Discrimination Offers Catholic Inflection Point

The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

Court Rules Against Fired Gay Church Musician’s Hostile Workplace Discrimination Suit

A federal appeals court sided 7-3 with the Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Andrew’s Parish, arguing that former music director Sandor Demkovich’s hostile work environment lawsuit fell under the ministerial exception. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics Express Relief, Disappointment at Supreme Court’s Adoption Ruling

Today's post features reactions to the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia ruling from both Catholics and LGBTQ advocates. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Discrimination Under Religious Guise Must Not Be Allowed in Fulton Case

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, recently praised Bethany Christian Services' decision to work with LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents. She wrote more broadly about the need to end discrimination by social service agencies under the guise of religion. Read More

Three Activists Behind Marian Icon with Pro-LGBTQ Imagery Acquitted by Polish Court

Three Polish activists who reimagined and distributed a Marian icon with pro-LGBTQ symbols have been acquitted by a district court in Plock, Poland.  Read More

Theologian: Archdiocese Defending Harassment Against Gay Worker “Reeks of Hypocrisy”

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on the lawsuit of a church worker fired over his same-gender marriage that was reinstated on the grounds of a hostile work environment. Today's post features a recent commentary by theologian Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

Archdiocese Contests Reinstatement of Fired Gay Church Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit

The Archdiocese of Chicago has contested the reinstatement of an amended discrimination suit brought against them by a gay church worker who was fired for marrying his same-gender partner Read More

Switzerland Passes Marriage Equality Over Bishops’ Objections on “Rights of Children”

Legislators in Switzerland legalized marriage equality despite opposition from the Catholic bishops, and also approved changes to ease government record changes for transgender and intersex people. Read More

California Confirms Black, Openly Gay Catholic as Newest State Supreme Court Justice

Earlier this month, Martin Jenkins, an LGBTQ practicing Catholic, was confirmed as the first openly gay Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of California. Read More