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Proposed Labor Department Rule Would Grant Federal Contractor Employers Religious Exemption from Discrimination Claims

A proposed rule under President Trump’s Department of Labor would give certain federal contractors the right to discriminate against people based on religious views. The proposal caused an uproar after the Labor Department announced it earlier this month, mainly because the implications of the rule would likely disproportionately affect LGBTQ…

Mormons Consider Ending Relationship With Boy Scouts

Following an executive committee meeting proposing to end a ban on gay troop leaders, the Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board voted on Monday in favor of officially lifting the ban “effective immediately,” according to the BSA’s website. The proposed new policy received criticism prior to the national executive…

Pope Francis: Is Civil Union for Catholics Possible

By Julissa Catalan In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis hinted that the Catholic Church could soon accept a type of civil union for LGBT couples. “We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety,” he said. “States, for instance, justify civil unions as…

Pope Francis Softens Stance Toward LGBT Community

By Chris Hoenig Cardinal Timothy Dolan is backing Pope Francis’s comments about gay priests as a “change in tone or emphasis” toward the LGBT community. In a nearly 90-minute news conference on his flight back from Brazil, the Pope spoke openly and directly about a subject the Catholic Church has…