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USCCB president ‘deeply concerned’ about impact of court’s LGBT ruling

USCCB president ‘deeply concerned’ about impact of court’s LGBT ruling

| June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is “deeply concerned” that by ruling federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court “has effectively redefined the legal meaning of ‘sex’ in our nation’s civil rights law.”

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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

| Carol Zimmermann | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 6-3 vote June 15, the Supreme Court said LGBT people are protected from job discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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U.S., English bishops welcome Vatican document on gender ideology

U.S., English bishops welcome Vatican document on gender ideology

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the U.S., England and Wales welcomed the Vatican’s statement that gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason, and that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth.

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U.K. court rules for bakers refusing to make cake with gay marriage slogan

U.K. court rules for bakers refusing to make cake with gay marriage slogan

| Simon Caldwell | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has upheld the right of a bakery to refuse to make a cake emblazoned with a slogan in support of same-sex marriage.

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Indian church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

Indian church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

India’s Supreme Court ruled in a landmark judgment that homosexual acts between consenting adults are no longer a crime, but church officials said that legal validity does not make such practices morally acceptable.

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U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

| Sarah Mac Donald | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin set out a series of ways in which parishes can show welcome and respect to LGBT Catholics.

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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 19 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

| Christine Young and Teresa Peterson | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Our presence here tonight is a symbol of hope. We come to pray,” said Bishop Noonan of Orlando.

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‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting

| June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Throughout the day June 12, church personnel were helping victims and families “on the front lines of this tragedy,” Bishop John Noonan of Orlando said. “They are offering God’s love and mercy to those who are facing unimaginable sorrow. They will remain vigilant and responsive to the needs of our hurting brothers and sisters.”

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Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

Pope offers prayers for Orlando victims of ‘terrible, absurd violence’

| Cindy Wooden | June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and expressed hope that people would find ways to identify and uproot “the causes of such terrible and absurd violence.”

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