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In SF, Students, Parents Speak Out Against Archbishop's 'Morality' Clauses

About 500 people gathered Monday at the University of San Francisco to discuss recent proposals that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has unveiled that many say would alter education of students.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Report Exposes Deceptions by the Religious Right

RELIGION | By Chuck Colbert | Jul 19
Surprise, surprise, surprise: The Religious Right is full of lies! A new report highlights a stepped-up shift in strategy and tactics as anti-LGBT activists claim they're the ones being oppressed.

ENDA Support Falters; GOP Backers Dig In

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 17
After legislation that would prohibit most cases of LGBT workplace discrimination witnessed an exodus of support from several major LGBT-rights groups earlier this week, Republican backers vowed to push forward.

Are Evangelicals Changing Their Minds on Marriage Equality?

CULTURE | Jul 12
Evangelical attitudes are slowly softening on the issue of gay marriage. Or are they? While some are seeing the light, others are clinging to prejudice.

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 9
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.

LGBT-Advocacy Group Asks McAuliffe To Reconsider Nomination

POLITICS | By John Riley | Mar 17
People of Faith for Equality in Virginia has written a letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe criticizing his expected nomination of Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones to serve as the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

’Religious Freedom’ Backlash Against LGBT Equality Likely to Continue

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 8
Lawmakers in states across the country have launched a flurry of "religious freedom" bills that seek to allow business owners to deny service to LGBT people.

’Next Fall’ a Personal Collaboration for Actor and Director

HIV/AIDS | By Michael Cox | Jan 17
"Next Fall" may be the most profound and personal collaboration between the actor Kendall Hodder and director Russell Greene. In the play, a tragic accident puts Adam’s feelings about his devoutly religious partner to the test.

Court Rules Against Photographer in Gay Bias Case

NATIONAL | By Barry Massey | Aug 23
A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.

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