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Timberlake Christian Defends Kicking Out Tomboy

FAMILY | 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

RELIGION | 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

LOCAL | 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

LOCAL | 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

FAMILY | 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

NATIONAL | 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

FAMILY | 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

NATIONAL | 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"

NATIONAL | 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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