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Switzerland Passes Marriage Equality Over Bishops’ Objections on “Rights of Children”

Legislators in Switzerland legalized marriage equality despite opposition from the Catholic bishops, and also approved changes to ease government record changes for transgender and intersex people. Read More

For Lesbian Visibility Day, Swiss Theologian Writes on Church’s Dual Discrimination

In an open letter from Zurich, Switzerland, Catholic theologian Susanne Birke shared her experience as a "woman loving female" for Lesbian Visibility Day, which took place on April 26th. Read More

German Laity Endorses Blessings for Same-Gender Couples, While Swiss Bishops Neutral on LGBTQ Law

In two European developments, lay Catholics in Germany formally endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, while bishops in Switzerland have chosen to remain neutral on an upcoming LGBTQ referendum. Read More

Largest Swiss Diocese Endorses Civil Marriage Equality, Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A diocese in Switzerland has endorsed civil marriage equality and religious blessings for same-gender couples, the latest step in the German-speaking church's ongoing progress towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

Top Swiss Church Official Endorses Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A top lay official in Switzerland has endorsed blessings for same-gender couples and said that while local Catholic Church there has not issued an official statement on civil marriage equality, it does not oppose such legislation. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Swiss Catholic Women Endorse Marriage Equality, English LGBT+ Catholics Celebrate 20 Years, And More

Today's post includes stories about how Catholic women in Switzerland are standing for marriage equality and LGBT+ Catholics in England celebrated twenty years of ministry during Pride. Read More

Catholic Supports Dictator’s Views on Marriage; More News Updates

Here are some items that may be of interest: 1) A ranking church official in... Read More

Bishop Accused of Hate Speech in "Death to Gays" Controversy

A Swiss bishop is facing criticism for quoting a Leviticus passage used against gay people in a recent address on marriage, criticism that could result in hate speech charges. Read More

Parishioners Support Swiss Priest Asked to Resign for Blessing Lesbian Couple

Although a Swiss bishop has asked a Catholic pastor to resign from his parish, after learning... Read More