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Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom from Discrimination: A Lament and A Plan of Action

As LGBTQ Catholics, we recognize that none of us is free from discrimination unless all of us are.  What are our next moves? Read More

Discrimination and Degradation Both Are Parts of SCOTUS Decision on “Ministers”

The ministerial exception allows Catholic institutions to treat its employees in ways that civil society has deemed immoral and illegal. 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

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

New Ways Ministry: SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Exemptions Leaves LGBTQ People Vulnerable

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel not to protect workers at religious institutions from employment discrimination leaves many people, especially LGBTQ people, vulnerable to being fired by institutions that should be the model of fairness and equality, not bigotry and exclusion. Read More

Bostock Decision Leaves Question of LGBTQ Church Workers Undecided in Civil Law

Legal experts and LGBTQ advocates have continued to opine about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, including the impact that ruling might have on church workers. Read More

Catholics Reject U.S. Bishops’ Condemnation of Supreme Court Title VII Ruling

Catholics are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But many of the faithful have also sharply criticized the U.S. bishops' illogical reaction that condemn the 6-3 ruling in favor of LGBTQ rights. Read More

New Ways Ministry: SCOTUS Ruling on Title VII Is a “Reason for All Catholics to Celebrate”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Title VII decision protecting LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination is a reason for all Catholics to celebrate. 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