WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.
DECISION TO CREATE TASK FORCE TAKEN AFTER TENNESSEE BISHOP BANS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN HIS DIOCESE DESPITE OFFICIAL PERMISSION BY CHURCH AT NATIONAL LEVEL.
The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee has turned to the National LGBTQ Task Force to review the Church’s ongoing issues with ministers officiating at same-sex marriages. Although the Episcopal Church at the national level has given official permission in 2015 to all Episcopalian churches to accept gay marriages, it had also allowed bishops to choose whether or not they will accept same-sex marriages at the diocesan level or not....
PEOPLE OF FAITH STOOD IN UNITY AT WOMEN’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.
The early morning hours of January 21 saw large gatherings of women and men in Washington D.C. carrying around signs stating “Love Trumps Hate” and “I’m With Her.” The gathering was part of the much-awaited Women’s March on Washington 2017.
RALEIGH - A gay teacher sued a Roman Catholic school on Wednesday for firing him after he announced his wedding to a man, the latest in a series of legal fights over anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
Boston -- A dispute over a proposed Muslim cemetery in a small Central Massachusetts town is deepening, as the state attorney general and the U.S. attorney’s office have intervened, warning local officials they could be violating civil-rights laws.
CHURCHES WITHDRAW LAWSUIT AFTER CLARIFICATION THAT TRANSGENDER PROTECTION LAW DOES NOT VIOLATE THEIR RIGHTS OR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
In October 2016, four Massachusetts churches represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom group sued the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. The lawsuit arose from the new Massachusetts transgender anti-discrimination law. In their submission to the court, the four churches stated that the law violated their religious freedom by requiring them to allow transgender individuals...
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILES DISCRIMINATION CASES AGAINST U.S. TOWNS FOR DENYING MOSQUES.
The city of Sterling Heights, Michigan is facing a legal suit due to the rejection of a plea by the area’s Muslims to build a mosque. The U.S. Department of Justice has called this discriminatory decision an infringement of the Muslims’ constitutional rights and has filed a case in a U.S. District Court in Detroit.
The Vatican on Wednesday declared that “persons with homosexual tendencies” cannot be admitted to Catholic seminaries. This reaffirms a 2005 policy now seemingly at odds with Pope Francis’ famous “Who am I to judge?” response when asked about gay priests in 2013.