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Timberlake Christian Defends Kicking Out Tomboy

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 31
In the continuing saga of a Virginia Christian school who kicked out an eight-year-old tomboy for being too butch, the school is now defending its actions.

Christian School in Virginia Drives Eight-Year-Old Tomboy Out

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
A Christian school in Virginia has reportedly driven out an eight-year-old girl because of her "boyish looks," saying that God had made her female, and she should dress and act as such.

Fired Seattle Vice Principal To File Lawsuit

Mar 7
Gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.

Hundreds of Students Rally for Fired Gay Teacher

By Michael Cox | Aug 9
After being fired for marrying his partner of many years, a teacher garnered the support of hundreds of protesters. The school said he is "inconsistent with" their "values", but protesters say the school is inconsistent with the Pope.

Lawyer: N.M. Christian School Illegally Denied Child of Two Dads Entrance

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 31
A three-year-old boy was refused enrollment into an Albuquerque, N.M., Christian school because his parents are a same-sex couple, in violation of the law, according to the boy’s parents’ lawyer.

Rejected by Their Catholic Alma Mater, Lesbian Couple Goes on to Win Couple’s Contest

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 21
A lesbian couple who met at a Catholic university in Philadelphia recently won the school’s Valentines Day contest after the college initially refused to let them participate because the two women are gay.

Aussie Bishop Overturns Anti-Gay School Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 15
An Australian bishop overturns an elementary school’s ruling that rejected a girl because she is being raised by a same-sex couple.

French Tourists Worry About Proposed Ban on Veils

Protests in Pakistan, al-Qaida warnings, skittish Muslim tourists: France’s plan to do away with burqa-style veils is already reverberating far beyond its borders.

Christian School Settles After Firing Gay Coach

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21
A Christian school in New Zealand has reached a settlement with a girls’ athletics coach who was fired from his job with the school for being gay.

Christian College Riled Over Memo Barring Gay "Advocacy"

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 28
The faculty at a Christian Reformed Church college in Michigan are uneasy about a top-down declaration that declares it "unacceptable" for the staff to "advocate" on behalf of GLBT equality.

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