Dept. of Justice Tells Supreme Court: Federal Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Does Not Include ‘Gender Identity’

Dept. of Justice Tells Supreme Court: Federal Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Does Not Include ‘Gender Identity’

WASHINGTON — In a crucial Supreme Court case that could determine whether or not Christian organizations and businesses must accommodate the wishes of an employee who decides to begin identifying as the opposite sex, and whether or not the hiring and dismissal practices of religious organizations are protected in such situations, the U.S. Department of […]

Christian School Sues After Being Denied Inclusion in Voucher Program Over Marriage, Gender Views

Christian School Sues After Being Denied Inclusion in Voucher Program Over Marriage, Gender Views

DALLAS (Baptist Press) — A Southern Baptist church employee in Texas and a Maryland Christian school have been dropped from public programs, accused of discrimination for promoting Bible-based views of marriage and gender. In the most recent case David Roark, communications and resources director of the Plano, Texas campus of The Village Church, was dropped […]

Atlanta Mayor Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour at City Hall

Atlanta Mayor Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour at City Hall

ATLANTA — The mayor of Atlanta, Georgia recently hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour at City Hall. “We want to thank our friends at the @ATLHawks, @AtlantaFalcons, @WholeFoods, @GABeverage and @atlantapride for partnering with us for Drag Queen Story Hour,” the City of Atlanta’s Department of LGBTQ Affairs posted to social media on July 1. […]

Petition Launched After Amazon Pulls a Number of Books About Leaving Homosexuality

Petition Launched After Amazon Pulls a Number of Books About Leaving Homosexuality

A petition has been launched after the popular marketplace site Amazon pulled a number of books on leaving homosexuality — some that could be considered “conversion therapy” books and others that were simply writings from those who were delivered from homosexuality by the power of Jesus Christ. Among the books that no longer come up […]

200 Companies Join Brief Asking Supreme Court to Rule ‘Sex’ Discrimination Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

200 Companies Join Brief Asking Supreme Court to Rule ‘Sex’ Discrimination Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

WASHINGTON — More than 200 major U.S. corporations have signed on to an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to rule that employers are prohibited under federal civil rights law from firing workers due to their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The ruling would affect Christian business owners nationwide, as one of the cases surrounds a […]

Oreo Partners With ‘Transgender’ Group to Give Away ‘Pronoun Pack’ Cookies at NYC Pride Event

Oreo Partners With ‘Transgender’ Group to Give Away ‘Pronoun Pack’ Cookies at NYC Pride Event

NEW YORK — The popular cookie brand Oreo announced on Sunday that it had partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to give away “pronoun packs” in recognition of those who identify as “transgender” at PrideFest/WorldPride in New York City. “We’re proud to celebrate inclusivity for all gender identities and expressions. In partnership […]

US Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Oregon Bakery, Sends Case Back to Lower Court for Review

US Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Oregon Bakery, Sends Case Back to Lower Court for Review

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated an adverse ruling against an Oregon couple who declined to create a cake for a same-sex “wedding,’ and has sent the case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals to review the matter in light of its decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which found that hostility […]

‘Transgender’ Sues Baker Jack Phillips for Not Making Pink, Blue Cake Celebrating ‘Coming Out’ on Birthday

‘Transgender’ Sues Baker Jack Phillips for Not Making Pink, Blue Cake Celebrating ‘Coming Out’ on Birthday

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — After the State of Colorado dropped its administrative action against Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips for declining to make a pink and blue “birthday cake” celebrating a man’s “coming out as transgender,” the individual who placed the order for the cake has filed his own legal challenge over the matter. “A new […]

Michigan Hotel Offers Free Room to Alabama, Ohio, Georgia Women Who Travel to State for Abortion

Michigan Hotel Offers Free Room to Alabama, Ohio, Georgia Women Who Travel to State for Abortion

YALE, Mich. — A hotel manager in Michigan has offered to provide lodging and transportation to abortive mothers who travel there from states where abortion restrictions have recently been passed, including Alabama, Ohio, Georgia and Missouri. “Dear sisters that live in Alabama, Ohio, Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, or any of the other states that follow with […]

Budweiser UK Celebrates ‘Asexual,’ ‘Grey-Asexual,’ and ‘Demi-Sexual’ Pride

Budweiser UK Celebrates ‘Asexual,’ ‘Grey-Asexual,’ and ‘Demi-Sexual’ Pride

LONDON — In observance of “Pride Month,” Budweiser UK has released nine cups to celebrate various stated forms of sexuality or gender identity, including a cup that recognizes “asexual,” “grey-asexual” and “demi-sexual” pride. The popular beer company tweeted about its cups on May 31, including its asexual offering, which features one black stripe, one grey […]

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