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What Do Latinos Think About Social Issues?

Sally Steenland interviews Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Silvia Henriquez on the diversity of opinion in the Latino community when it comes to reproductive rights and gay and lesbian equality.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, March 21, 2011

Keeping the Faith

book_alt2 icon Report Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Working for Equality in the Great Lakes State

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Sally Steenland and Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, January 27, 2011

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

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

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

Obama’s Notre Dame Dust-Up

President Obama will speak at Notre Dame’s commencement, despite protests, yet it’s the school, not the protesters, that’s in line with mainstream American Catholics, writes Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, May 14, 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