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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

LGBTQ Catholic Candidate Speaks on Faith, Finding a Home in the Church

Evan Bergeron is setting himself up to be the first openly LGBTQ legislator in Louisiana, and his Catholic identity is a significant part of his campaign message. Read More

Defying Bishops’ Alarms, Catholics Express Support for Equality Act Which Passed a Legislative Hurdle

Catholics have been expressing their support for the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, defying episcopal opposition with a pro-LGBTQ faith witness. Read More

Pro-LGBT Equality Act Would Be “To the Detriment of Society as a Whole,” Say U.S. Bishops

Leading U.S. bishops have announced their opposition to the Equality Act recently introduced in Congress, saying passage would be "to the detriment of society as a whole." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate Shares about Her Accepting Catholic Family

Christine Hallquist made headlines earlier this year when she became the first transgender person chosen as a major political party's gubernatorial candidate. In advance of her likely election as Vermont's next governor this fall, Hallquist spoke to Vermont Business Magazine about being raised Catholic and having a supportive family. Read More