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Bishops Side with Trump Administration in New Assault on LGBTQ Healthcare Rights

Top bishops in the United States have applauded a new Trump administration healthcare rule that has alarmed LGBTQ advocates, once again raising the question of why the nation's hierarchy so quickly opposes nearly every step towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

Majority of US Catholics Oppose Religious Service Refusal to LGBTQ Customers

Almost 60% of American Catholics oppose the idea that businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay and lesbian people on religious grounds.  Read More

Is U.S. Bishops’ Opposition to LGBTQ Equality Finally Backfiring on Them?

For nearly a decade, the U.S. bishops have used a campaign about upholding religious liberty to mask (thinly) their efforts to suppress equal rights for women and for LGBTQ people. But a social service agency's recent discrimination against a Catholic client raises the possibility that the bishops' advocacy may be backfiring on them. 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

NEWS NOTES: Mother Honors Deceased Gay Son with Anti-Bullying Activism; Catholic Support Grows for Businesses’ Right to Discriminate; And More

Today's post features news stories on one mother's work to honor her gay son who died by suicide, the rise in Catholic support for businesses' "right to discriminate," and more. Read More

Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More

Is Winning Some Losing All? The Paradox of Religious Freedom

Close on the heels of the 2014 Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College cases, the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is only the most recent ruling to leave the politics of sexuality and religious freedom in an uncomfortable place. Read More

Catholic Responses Limited on U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, concerning a baker who refused services to a same-gender couple. Normally, shortly after a significant event like the ruling, Bondings 2.0 compiles responses from Catholic individuals, organizations, and other relevant voices. But we have not published such a post until now as we expected more responses than the few published. Read More

Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Holds Promise for Full Legal Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is disappointing for two reasons, but reassuring for one. New Ways Ministry responds to the latest religious liberty case. Read More