The Ever-Evolving Institution of Marriage
Despite claims by many conservatives and religious leaders, marriage has not always been a union between one man and one woman but over the years has embraced practices that even most strident marriage traditionalists might abhor.
‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate
Claims of threats to “religious liberty” are all too often not about the free exercise of religion but instead about discriminating against gay Americans.
Report The freedoms to worship and to marry are both important American values, and they are wholly compatible with one another.
The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship
Issue Brief Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely examine the religious exemption of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in more detail and compare it to religious exemptions found in the nation’s major employment nondiscrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
LGBT Equality Within the Church
Aisha Moodie-Mills and Sally Steenland talk with Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley, co-pastor of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., about his work toward LGBT equality within the church.
House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices
The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, setting up a possible failure to pass a defense funding bill, explain Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
National Coming Out Day in Church
Eleni Towns presents five ways that major Christian groups support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in our nation.
Gays Are Us, Part II
Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley unpacks some of the arguments used to claim that LGBT equality is not a black issue.
Gays Are Us
LGBT equality is just as important as other social justice issues, all of which are interconnected, writes Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley.
The Time to Stop Death in Uganda Is Now!
The Ugandan Parliament is set to vote this week on an extreme bill that targets gays and lesbians for imprisonment and even death. Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks explain what you can do to help stop it.
A Nation of Support for Marriage Equality
For the first time ever, a majority of Americans support marriage equality, proving that the public is moving ahead of the religious institutions and politicians living in the past, writes Sally Steenland.
Keeping the Faith
Report Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.
Working for Equality in the Great Lakes State
Report In order to achieve human rights and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Michigan, both the faith and LGBT communities need to more fully understand each other and work together, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.
What Are Religious Texts Really Saying About Gay and Transgender Rights?
Bishop Gene Robinson counters right-wing interpretations of scripture commonly used against gay and transgender equality.
Repealing the Military’s Gay Ban Will Enhance Religious Freedom
Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.