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Scottish Bishops Restate Their Opposition to Hate Crime Bill with LGBTQ Protections

Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

Catholics and Joe Biden Can Find Common Ground for Equality, Writes Lay Minister

Catholic social teaching can provide common ground for President Joe Biden and U.S. Catholics to work together on LGBTQ issues, Yunuen Trujillo suggested in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

With Joe Biden’s Inauguration Today, a Catholic President Is Set to Lead on LGBTQ Equality

U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden, who is being inaugurated today, should utilize his Catholic principles to enact policies which protect the LGBTQ community. Read More

Scotland’s Bishops: New Hate Crime Legislation Could Outlaw Bible and Catholic Teaching

In an appeal to Scotland's government, the nation's bishops have claimed that proposed hate crime legislation could effectively outlaw the Bible and Catholic teachings if some consider them offensive. Read More

New “Catholics for Trump” Coalition Includes Anti-LGBTQ Activists at Odds with U.S. Faithful

The newly-launched Catholics for Trump coalition in support of the president’s re-election is replete with anti-LGBTQ figures at odds with the views of U.S. Catholics overall. Read More

South Dakota Bishops “Praised” New Bill Banning Some Healthcare for Transgender Youth

In several U.S. states where local governments have taken up LGBTQ rights, the Catholic hierarchy is placing itself in opposition to equality. Today's post features three related stories. Read More

Utah Diocese Backs Proposed State Ban on Conversion Therapy Targeting Minors

Not long after Pope Francis met with a lesbian woman who advocates against conversion therapy, U.S. diocese have offered conflicting responses to proposed bans on such debunked psychological practices. Read More

Candidates, LGBTQ Advocates Challenge Use of Catholic Parishes for Election Events

Two disputes, one in British Columbia and one in Kansas, have arisen about whether Catholic parishes are suitable locations for local politics given the church's LGBTQ-negative stance. Read More

Catholic Sister in Philippines Strongly Endorses LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

Filipinx Catholics have testified in support of that nation's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill now under consideration with one woman religious saying the discrimination LGBTQ people cannot be ignored. Read More