Twin Freedoms

The freedoms to worship and to marry are both important American values, and they are wholly compatible with one another.



Gay and Transgender Issues

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



The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship

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.


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

I commend President Obama for doing the right thing in expressing his support for marriage equality. As a president who has championed the cause of justice and equality for all Americans, his statement sends the right message at the right time. While some ponder the political impact of his pronouncement, I applaud him for exhibiting...

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.


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.