Setback for transgender rights advocates

On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appeals court decision in favor of a transgender student and sent the case back for further consideration in light of new guidance from the Trump administration

Prompted by the Trump administration’s reversal of the federal government’s position on transgender rights, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The decision not to take his case, which came as the court is awaiting the appointment of a ninth member, means there … [Read more...]

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Why no normal women?

USF’s ‘Global’ Women’s Forum: Lesbians, feminists, drag queens

California Catholic Daily exclusive. On Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco will host their annual “Global Women’s Rights Forum.” The event will be held in the University’s McLaren Complex. The “Global” in the name is a misnomer, unless one believes that the majority of women find “Feminism of Color and the Politics of … [Read more...]

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Trump preparing new executive order to protect religious freedom

Draft of the proposed order was circulated among political activists in Washington, prompting enthusiasm from religious leaders and criticism from secular liberals

President Donald Trump is preparing to release a new executive order, designed to protect religious freedom. Speaking on February 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump said that religious freedom is “a right under threat all around us.” He promised: “My administration will do everything in its power to protect religious liberty in this land.” As the President was … [Read more...]

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Dissident gay group ‘optimistic’ about next San Diego Synod

The following comes from a November 10 New Ways Ministry blog post by Francis DeBernardo. New Ways Ministry has been condemned by U.S. bishops; see CalCatholic articles No one should be mislead and Censured again. Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on how LGBT topics were addressed at San Diego’s diocesan synod on the family, basically recommending greater pastoral outreach, … [Read more...]

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‘Coming Out Day’ celebrated at Catholic universities

Three of the colleges are in California

The following comes from an October 6 Cardinal Newman Society article: A number of Catholic colleges and universities across the country are sponsoring or are allowing events on campus in the next week to mark “National Coming Out Day,” a day to celebrate “coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.” According to the LGBT activist group … [Read more...]

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Meet the new school role models

Drag queens, exotic dancers, and a gay president?

The following comes from an October 3 news release from Pacific Justice Institute: October is LGBT History Month, and the Pacific Justice Institute is betting most parents have no idea it will be used to introduce drag queens, erotic dancers, Democratic Party operatives, and foreign politicians as role models to students. LGBT History Month features 31 individuals each … [Read more...]

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Gay-rights group pulls endorsements

Six Democrats lose LGBT support after a vote in final hours of Legislature

The following comes from a September 20 LA Times article by Patrick McGreevy: A prominent group advocating for LGBT rights has withdrawn its endorsement of six state Assembly members because they abstained or voted against a bill aimed at protecting gay and transgender students from discrimination at private colleges. Equality California supported SB 1146, which requires … [Read more...]

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