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Anti-LGBTQ Stigma in Court Case Could Lead to Discrimination Based on Race, Gender, Etc.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia yesterday, a case which hinges on whether religious institutions can be exempt from non-discrimination protections. In this case, the specific circumstances involve sexual orientation, but one legal scholar argues Fulton could open the door for other types of discrimination, too. Read More

Fulton Case Before SCOTUS Could Be “Crushing Blow” to LGBTQ Rights

Regardless of the U.S. election's outcome, LGBTQ equal rights will remain under attack because "the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary now pose a serious threat to our most basic freedoms," wrote Jamie Manson, the new president of Catholics for Choice. Read More

USCCB Set to Elect New Chair of LGBTQ-Negative Religious Liberty Committee

The United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the new chair of the influential Committee for Religious Liberty at their virtual general assembly in November. In addition, the bishops will vote on chairs for seven other committees in the Conference. Read More

U.S. Bishops Laud Trump Administration Allowance of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination at Homeless Shelters

Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have lauded regulatory changes made by the Trump administration that remove protections against anti-LGBTQ discrimination in federally-funded housing services, like shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Read More

Experts Warn of Consequences for LGBTQ Church Workers After Supreme Court Ruling

". . . religious freedom is a world of permitted and funded discrimination." Read More

It Is Time for the U.S. Bishops to Reconsider Their Stance on LGBTQ Civil Equality

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s Title VII decision to include sexual orientation and transgender identity under the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the leadership of the Catholic Church has a chance to review its own stance on matters of civil equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

Supreme Court Hears Catholic School Cases that Could Impact LGBTQ Church Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases concerning the various factors that will determine how workers may be classified as “ministers” when employed by religious institutions. The decision in these joined cases could have an impact on the scores of employment disputes involving LGBTQ issues that have occurred in the last decade. Read More

New Survey Showcases Widespread Catholic Support for LGBTQ Equality in the U.S.

New data shows that a  majority of U.S. Catholics continue to support the LGBTQ community broadly, demonstrated in three main areas: religious refusal laws, non-discrimination protections, and same-gender marriage. Read More

Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More