Mar 28, 2016

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina transgender law

Opponents of a U.S. state’s law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules and requiring transgender students to use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex wasted little time challenging the measure, filing a federal lawsuit Monday morning. Two transgender people, a law school professor ...

Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

Oct 3, 2015

Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. The Vatican took action after Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level ...

Feb 20, 2015

Officials pull plug on teacher survey about LGBT students


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Education Bureau has halted an independent survey of how junior high and high schools cater to sexual minorities, citing problems with some of the questions. The organizers, a group calling itself Respect Life: White Ribbon Campaign, mailed questionnaires to staff ...