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Simone Campbell

Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

After four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pope Francis

There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution

Pope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Partners for LGBT Equality

The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gay and lesbian support rally

Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination

As the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 5, 2013


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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

rally in support of same-sex marriage

The Political and Cultural Embrace of Marriage Equality Is Growing

Voters young and old are supporting marriage equality for gay and transgender Americans, and many religious institutions are supportive too.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Carri Jo Anderson holds a bucket of Kuntucky Fried Chicken and a gay pride sign as she joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla.

‘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.

By Crosby Burns | Monday, October 15, 2012

Rev. Mark Tidd

Gay and Transgender Issues

Americans are becoming less opposed to marriage equality and increasingly unlikely to base their vote on antigay and antitransgender measures.

By Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Religion, Marriage, and the Economy

Sally Steenland interviews CAP Senior Fellow Bishop Gene Robinson about religious liberty, contraception, marriage equality, economic inequality, and more.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From Harvey Milk to the White House: Gay Marriage Evolutions

The late Harvey Milk is smiling at the president's support for marriage equality, writes Bishop Gene Robinson.

By Bishop Gene Robinson | Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Diversity in African-American Religious Community

By Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Will Black Voters Follow Obama on Gay Marriage?

Madison T. Shockley II explores whether black voters will follow the president's leadership to grow in support of gay and transgender equality.

By Madison T. Shockley II | Sunday, May 13, 2012

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.

By Eleni Towns | Tuesday, October 11, 2011