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LGBT: Faith and Equality Archives

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.

By Bishop Gene Robinson, Jeff Krehely, and Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.

By Dr. Israel Drazin | Thursday, December 2, 2010

Working with Faith Communities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights

An update on the collaboration between LBGT Progress and the Faith and Progressive Policy Institute and their recent accomplishments.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Religious Groups Show Growing Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Many religious groups approved of yesterday’s overturn of California’s same-sex marriage ban, writes Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly meeting last week showcased the church’s steady movement toward LGBT rights, says Marta Cook.

By Marta Cook | Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yes, We Do Need Separation of Church and State

Bishop Gene Robinson debunks Archbishop Timothy Broglio’s claims that repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” brings the government into religion.

By Bishop Gene Robinson | Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Fight for LGBT Rights in Uganda and Beyond

Bishops Gene Robinson and Christopher Senyonjo discuss Uganda’s recent antigay legislation and what it means for the U.S. conversation about LGBT rights.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Faith and Family Equality

book_alt2 icon Report Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, and Marta Cook examine the passage of an antigay adoption ballot initiative in Arkansas in 2008 and its implications for faith communities and advocates.

By Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, and Marta Cook | Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Get to Know Bishop Gene Robinson

Jeff Krehely and Sally Steenland interview CAP’s new Visiting Senior Fellow Bishop Gene Robinson—the first openly gay bishop to be ordained in a major Christian denomination.

By Bishop Gene Robinson, Jeff Krehely, and Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Spirituality of Gender Identity

More faith communities are accepting transgender individuals, writes Sy Mukherjee.

By Sy Mukherjee | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Evangelicals Step Up for Marriage Equality

Marta Cook documents the growing grassroots support for LGBT rights among evangelicals.

By Marta Cook | Thursday, October 15, 2009

Religious Voices Are Critical for the Advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality

Last week CAP and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released two groundbreaking reports on marriage-equality ballot initiatives in California and Michigan.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Faithful Divide Over Wedding Vows

book_alt2 icon Report A report by Jonathan Duffy and Sally Steenland explores the strategies for Proposal 2 in Michigan, a state constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Duffy and Sally Steenland | Thursday, June 4, 2009

Four Things You Didn’t Know About God and Same-Sex Marriage

Christians who oppose same-sex marriage say it goes against the biblical conception of marriage and sexuality, but they're wrong.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Expressing Faith Through Marriage Equality

Progressive religious leaders should be a strong voice in the fight for marriage equality, writes Sarah Dreier. Opportunities to do so abound this week.

By Sarah Dreier | Tuesday, March 3, 2009