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In Interview, Bishop John Stowe Endorses Legal Protections for LGBTQ Couples

A leading U.S. bishop has included in a wider call for social justice his support for LGBTQ couples receiving legal protections. Read More

Swiss Bishop Says “I Don’t Mind” If LGBTQ Couples Receive Equal Marriage Rights

A Swiss bishop has spoken positively about legal protections for same-gender couples, even while expressing opposition to the marriage equality referendum in that country which passed with 64% of the vote in late September. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Seek Apology from Archbishop Over Disparaging Remarks

LGBTQ advocates in Mexico have demanded an apology from an archbishop after his disparaging remarks regarding marriage equality. Read More

Former Pope Benedict XVI Calls Marriage Equality a “Deformation of Conscience”

Former pope Benedict XVI sharply criticized marriage equality as the result of a "deformation of conscience" that is in "contradiction to all previously successive cultures of mankind." Read More

Korean Cardinal Offers Limited Support for LGBQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Bill

A cardinal in South Korea has endorsed the prospect of an anti-discrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation, while at the same time, expressing concerns the bill could be a pathway for marriage equality. Read More

Church Leaders Can Learn Much from Apology of Jesuit Refugee Service UK Head

A former Catholic member of parliament in the United Kingdom, who now heads the Jesuit Refugee Service there, has apologized for voting against marriage equality in the past. Read More

Indonesian Priest Apologizes After Expressing Support for Marriage Equality in Church

A priest in Indonesia who suggested there could be marriage equality in the church has now apologized for his comments, which prompted a controversy that one analyst wrote is a positive sign. Read More

Catholic Bishops Help Stop LGBTQ Rights Initiatives in Chile, Korea, and Belize

Bishops in Chile have expressed their opposition to a surprise proposal by the nation's president to pass marriage equality, though signaled support for civil union-style legislation. Meanwhile, there are developments in Korea and Italy in how church leaders have responded to LGBTQ civil rights. Read More

Indonesian Priest Says Catholic Church Recognizing Same-Gender Marriages “Is Possible”

Recognizing same-gender marriages in the Catholic Church is entirely possibly an Indonesian priest has said, prompting mixed reactions in the country. 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