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Michigan Parish Files Court Appeal to Undercut LGBTQ+ Protections

A Michigan Catholic parish and school has appealed a court ruling against its challenge of a state law enhancing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+, and, troublingly, the school's cause is becoming an interfaith effort. Read More

Youth Patient Allegedly Denied Care by Catholic Medical Group Because She Is Transgender

A Catholic healthcare group has denied care to a young patient based on her gender identity with one doctor allegedly telling her mother, "We don't see transgendered patients in this clinic." Read More

Court Dismisses Parishes’ Lawsuit Against Michigan LGBTQ+ Law; Other Legal Developments

This week, Bondings 2.0 has featured a series on ways in which some Catholics and their allies are using the U.S. legal system to stop and even rollback LGBTQ+ rights. Today's post is the conclusion of this series featuring brief updates on other legal developments. Read More

Michigan’s Bishops Fail to Undermine State’s New LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination Law

The Michigan Catholic Conference's efforts to water down new LGBTQ+ protections in the state were ultimately unsuccessful as new nondiscrimination legislation was signed into law this month. 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

Michigan Bishops Spend $240,000+ to Stop LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Effort

The Michigan Catholic Conference has funded an organization that is opposing efforts in that state to protect LGBTQ persons from discrimination. 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

Michigan Priest Criticized for Homily Claiming People Cannot Be Gay and Catholic

Catholics have spoken out against a sermon by a Michigan priest who criticized LGBTQ people in the church. Read More

Michigan Diocese Releases New Transgender-Negative Policy for Catholic Agencies

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has released a new policy on gender identity that requires all of its agencies to acknowledge only a person’s assigned sex at birth.  Read More

LGBTQ Catholic Once Denied Communion Now Speaks Out About Leaving Church

A Catholic judge who was denied communion because of her marriage to a woman has disclosed that she has left the Catholic Church. Read More