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Duke Student Senate Denies Christian Group Over LGBTQ Policy

Duke Student Senate Denies Christian Group Over LGBTQ Policy

Sep 20
Duke University's student government has rejected a national Christian organization as an official student group because its policy excludes LGBTQ individuals from leadership positions.

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

Sep 19
A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Biden's Abortion Shift Tests the Politics of His Faith

Biden's Abortion Shift Tests the Politics of His Faith

By Elana Schor | Sep 18
It was one of the first stress tests of Joe Biden's presidential campaign: A sudden reversal of his decades-long support for restricting federal funding of abortions.

Mormon Leader Reaffirms Church's Opposition to Gay Marriage

Mormon Leader Reaffirms Church's Opposition to Gay Marriage

By Brady McCombs | Sep 18
The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the religion's opposition to gay marriage, while explaining that leaders lifted a short-lived ban on baptisms for children of gay parents because they felt the "heartache" it caused.

Pulse Survivors Host Freedom March for 'Overcomers' of Homosexuality

Pulse Survivors Host Freedom March for 'Overcomers' of Homosexuality

By Sam Cronin | Sep 18
Two Pulse nightclub shooting survivors organized a march last Saturday to connect so-called "overcomers" of homosexuality. This takes place shortly after a petition has gained thousands of signatures to ban conversion therapy.

Lodi Winery Apologizes for, Changes Policy on Denying Gay Weddings

Lodi Winery Apologizes for, Changes Policy on Denying Gay Weddings

By Sam Cronin | Sep 13
The Viaggio Estate and Winery, a popular Lodi, Calif. destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions, is facing controversy over a policy that it has recently changed about not allowing gay weddings in its facilities.

Pope Says US Critics Use 'Rigid Ideology' to Mask Failings

Pope Says US Critics Use 'Rigid Ideology' to Mask Failings

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 11
Pope Francis said Tuesday he wasn't afraid of a U.S. Catholic Church schism led by his conservative critics, but sees a "rigid" ideology opponents use to mask their own moral failings has already infiltrated the American church.

Pope on Critics: It's 'an Honor if the Americans Attack Me'

Pope on Critics: It's 'an Honor if the Americans Attack Me'

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 5
Pope Francis acknowledged his growing opposition within the conservative right-wing of the U.S. Catholic Church and said in off-hand remarks aboard the papal plane Wednesday it is "an honor if the Americans attack me."

Wedding Venue Owner Apologizes After Turning Away Mixed-Race Couple, Citing 'Religious Beliefs'

Wedding Venue Owner Apologizes After Turning Away Mixed-Race Couple, Citing 'Religious Beliefs'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Miracle or marketing? The owner wedding venue that denied a mixed-race couple due to "Biblical" beliefs reportedly issued an apology saying she was wrong - and had misunderstood scripture.

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical Leader Tony Perkins Links Teaching Evolution to Mass Shootings

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical Leader Tony Perkins Links Teaching Evolution to Mass Shootings

Sep 4
The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council is speaking out against children being taught evolution in schools, claiming a link between that and mass shootings.

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