Tag: Homosexuality

Churches could be forced to comply with transgender law

The law, which goes into effect in October, does not specifically mention churches or other houses of worship. However, the attorney general, along with the government commission assigned to enforce the law, have a different point of view.   Attorney General Maura Healey wrote that places of public accommodation include: “auditoriums, convention centers, lecture halls, […]

Gay people not ‘born that way,’ sexual orientation not fixed

A cross-discipline study has challenged the belief that human sexuality and gender identity are determined by biology and remain fixed, saying that there is no scientific proof of this. The study cautioned against drastic medical treatment for transgender children. The notion that sexual orientation is predetermined by biology is an important part of the current […]

Judge in Texas blocks Obama transgender bathroom rules

A federal judge in Texas has sided with school districts opposing the Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms, temporarily blocking the directive just before on the first day of school in Texas Monday.   The ruling prevents the U.S. Department of Education from implementing guidance that required school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom […]

Gay South Carolina Police Chief Makes Historic Sheriff’s Run

A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff in the state. And the first openly gay one, too.   Crystal Moore knows the November election will be tough, but she has beaten the odds before. Just two years ago, residents in Latta […]

Southern Africans Set to Test Anglican Ban on Same-Sex Unions

When the global Anglican Communion censured the Episcopal Church in the United States for redefining marriage eight months ago, it warned that similar actions would be applied to other provinces “when any unilateral decisions on matters of doctrine and polity are taken that threaten our unity.” Next month, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) […]

Transgender rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm

Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights.   The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with.   The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting […]

California Lawmaker Drops Controversial Proposal to Regulate …

A day after religious leaders released an open letter calling on California to protect religious liberty in higher education, the lawmaker behind a controversial bill dropped the proposal in question, allowing religious schools to keep exemptions to anti-discrimination laws related to sexuality. Under state Senator Ricardo Lara’s amended bill, schools must “disclose if they have […]

NC School Policy Recommends Children Not Be Called Boys and Girls

WSOC-TV is reporting a North Carolina school system presentation to principals and counselors is recommending that kids are not referred to as boys and girls, but instead as scholars and students.   Doing away with boy and girl references is one of many policies included in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bully prevention regulations.   One policy […]

3 bishops rip Biden for officiating ‘same-sex marriage’

Three U.S. bishops condemned Vince President Joe Biden for officiating at a same-sex wedding because it causes confusion over church teaching and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics.”   “Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities,” said the bishops. “We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis […]

‘Seeds of hate’ sown as Tanzania starts LGBT crackdown

Tanzania’s justice minister has announced controversial new plans to suspend the registration of any charity or non-governmental organisation that supports homosexuality.   Claiming that he was protecting the “culture of Tanzanians”, Harrison Mwakyembe’s announcement comes just days after the country’s health minister imposed a partial ban on the import and sale of lubricants to discourage […]