Category: Sexual Orientation
Elizabeth Woning began questioning her sexuality when she was 16. By the time she was in her 30s, she says, she was “stereotypically butch.”
But after an experience at a local church, Woning said she began to question what lesbianism meant to her.
“I recognized that it gave meaning and purpose to my life,” Woning said. ” … And so, before the Lord, I began analyzing what that meant and why it was so challenging for me, such a letdown, to be just a woman.”
As Supreme Court Weighs Catholic Adoption Agency Ruling, Wealthy Donors Pour Millions into Anti-Religious Freedom Efforts
The case concerns the city of Philadelphia’s 2018 decision to notify Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that its policy not to place foster care children with same-sex couples was discriminatory.Read More
If the court takes the case, a decision could have sweeping implications, potentially extending a landmark employment discrimination decision from last year. In Bostock v. Clayton County, the court held that workplace discrimination on the basis of sex included sexual orientation and gender identity – a big victory for gay rights advocates.Read More
Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Sinaloa voted on Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage, joining more than half of all Mexican states in making the practice legal.Read More
She concluded, “I knew Zoomer would find pronouns that fit. As a gender creative parent, I made sure Z had all the pronouns to try on, to hear being used, to put in piles — Not for me; Maybe; I like; I love. Z knows he can use he/him pronouns for the rest of his life, alternate pronouns like I do, forego pronouns, or invent new ones. The gender creative adventure doesn’t stop here.”Read More
California teacher Brenda Lebsack says she began seeing “red flags” in her school district when she decided to become more involved with her union, the California Teachers Association.
After she began attending the union’s conferences in 2015, Lebsack says, she was alarmed to see that many of the topics weren’t academic but instead focused on social justice, human rights, and LGBTQ issues.Read More
For professional track athlete Cynthia Monteleone and her teenage daughter, the fight to protect women’s sports is something they know firsthand.
In separate events, both mother and daughter have raced against biological men. In Monteleone’s case, she beat her transgender competitor by a few tenths of a second.Read More
Hungary on Tuesday passed sweeping legislation that bans the promotion of homosexuality to minors and cracks down on pedophilia.
The bill prohibits showing pornographic material or content portraying homosexuality or transgenderism to minors under the age of 18. Other measures include a registry of sex offenders, regulations on sexual education, and stronger policies against child pornography.Read More
Polling giant Gallup reports that a whopping 55% of Republicans now condone “marriage” between same-sex spouses, as do 83% of Democrats and 73% of Independents. Overall, 70% of Americans support “marriages” between gays and lesbians.Read More
The Religious Exemption Accountability Project, or REAP, filed a class action lawsuit on March 26, 2021, charging that the U.S. Department of Education was complicit “in the abuses that thousands of LGBTQ+ students endured at taxpayer-funded religious colleges and universities.”
According to the suit, those abuses include “conversion therapy, expulsion, denial of housing and health care, sexual and physical abuse and harassment.” The abuses also include the “less visible, but no less damaging, consequences of institutionalized shame, fear, anxiety, and loneliness.”The Religious Exemption Accountability Project, or REAP, filed a class action lawsuit on March 26, 2021, charging that the U.S. Department of Education was complicit “in the abuses that thousands of LGBTQ+ students endured at taxpayer-funded religious colleges and universities.”
According to the suit, those abuses include “conversion therapy, expulsion, denial of housing and health care, sexual and physical abuse and harassment.” The abuses also include the “less visible, but no less damaging, consequences of institutionalized shame, fear, anxiety, and loneliness.”Read More
During the past presidential election, you may remember seeing black yard signs with lists of creed-like statements written in rainbow text. The creeds included claims like “science is real.” All Americans should agree with this statement.
And yet, contrary to this pithy creed, any law that classifies gender identity as a protected class under civil rights law denies science. The Equality Act and the Fairness for All Act turn the scientific reality that there are only two sexes into the legal equivalent of racism.Read More
Overall, two-thirds of white mainline Protestants and 61% of Catholics favor same-sex marriage, according to Pew Research Center. And although the percentage of white evangelicals that support gay marriage (29%) is much lower, that figure has more than doubled since 2001.Read More