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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

Reclaiming the Real Definition of Religious Freedom

"As LGBTQ people and as Catholics, we need to reject the misleading opposition of religious freedom and civil rights, reclaiming religious freedom on both Catholic and constitutional terms." Read More

Bishops Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

Key bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released a statement commenting on three cases which involved LGBTQ civil rights that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for last week.  Read More

Catholics Central in LGBTQ, Religious Liberty Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court This Term

Are LGBTQ people protected from discrimination under federal law or not? This question is central to three LGBTQ-focused cases that U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for today. While none of these cases directly involve Catholic plaintiffs or defendants, Catholics remain central to important cases involving LGBTQ issues and religious liberty that the Court will consider this term. Read More

India’s Cardinal Supported Striking Down Gay Ban Before the Court Did

Last week's wonderful news that India's Supreme Court decriminalized consensual sex between adults, in effect decriminalizing lesbian and gay relations, has rightly been received by accolades from around the globe.  The only religious leader in India who spoke out for the rights of these sexual minorities was Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay Read More

Navigating the Difficult Passage Between Conscience and Justice

Responses to the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision are generating a library’s worth of commentary,... 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