NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – A ruling in favor of repeal would have been a trailblazing step for an Africa court, but the three-judge bench said there was not sufficient evidence of discrimination.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Though Israel is considered a bastion of gay rights, the case cast a harsh light on this religiously conservative capital's sometimes ugly treatment of LGBT people.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — First Amendment scholar, to be honored after retiring from the Freedom Forum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center, talks about the state of religious freedom and his private faith.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — While few are actually imprisoned under the law, it has been used as a justification for harassment, violence and discrimination against gay people — at the hands of police, but also relatives who believe a gay person shames a family.
(AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private businesspeople cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an order that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday (Oct. 6) to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated.
(Reuters) Opponents said they will likely seek to overturn the decision, arguing that the measure, backed by Christian groups, allowed for sweeping discrimination.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) More than 50 GOP House members want the president to fulfill a campaign promise to scale back Obama-era protections for gays and lesbians. The White House says it's complicated.
(RNS) He won praise from pundits and the public for appearing 'presidential' in his first address to Congress. But a few religious conservatives are upset that Trump ignored their concerns.
(RNS) The president’s decision to continue Obama’s policy was lost amid anger over the travel ban and the ecstasy over his Supreme Court pick. But Trump’s move began to draw delayed responses from social conservatives.
(RNS) I was suspended from ministry by the outgoing archbishop of Newark and I don't think a new archbishop can change anything. So I’m moving on, but staying Catholic.
(RNS) Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson helped convince the Boy Scouts to admit gay youths and the oil giant contributes to Planned Parenthood.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) It’s officially Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump for president. But just as notable is the fact that Democrats have now taken over the language of faith and morals from the GOP.
(RNS) The pontiff’s comments that the Catholic Church should ask forgiveness for bias against gay people were hailed in headlines. But not so much in the hierarchy. Why?
ROME (RNS) A nun quizzed the employee about her sexual orientation, and the woman was later fired. A court said that was discrimination and fined the Catholic school almost $30,000.