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U.S. Bishops Advocate for Bill to Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

U.S. bishops sent a supportive letter to a federal lawmaker who introduced the latest version of a "license to discriminate" bill, which would allow business and nonprofits to deny services to LGBT people. Read More

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian educator was fired for entering a same-gender marriage, the second such firing to become public in the past week and evidence that discrimination in Catholic institutions is still very much present. Read More

Bishops in Spain and U.K. Oppose Protections for Transgender Youth, Other LGBT People

Bishops in Spain and the United Kingdom have criticized policies aimed at protecting transgender youth... Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More

In Masterpiece Case, Engage the Complexity without Denying People’s Dignity

How should Catholics approach the legal case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission about which oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week? John Gehring of Faith in Public Life said the answer to this question is nuanced, but clear. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, 1,300 Faith Leaders File Brief in LGBT Non-Discrimination Court Case

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Though conservatives claim this case is about religious liberty, some 1,300 faith leaders have spoken out saying it is really about anti-LGBT discrimination. Read More

U.S. Bishops Back “Inclusion Act,” Which Seeks to Exclude LGBT Adoptive Parents

Attempting to redefine what inclusion means, the U.S. bishops endorsed the U.S. House of Representatives’ “Inclusion... Read More

California Education Official Asks: “Is St. Paul a Homophobe?”

A California education official who is a Catholic is opposing a new LGBT-inclusive curricula, and... Read More

Catholicism and the Disappearing Middle Ground on LGBT Rights

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 20, 2016 Is a middle ground on LGBT... Read More

Yes to Religious Liberty. But What Does That Actually Mean?

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 17, 2016 If asked, most Catholics today would... Read More