North Carolina Legislators Fail to Repeal Controversial Bathroom Law
Dec 22, 2016 North Carolina lawmakers have failed to vote to repeal the state’s bathroom law on Wednesday evening after the governor-elect announced on Monday that a special session would be called to repeal it.
Transgender Bathroom Policy Case to Be Heard by Supreme Court
Nov 01, 2016 The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case involving a transgender teen who has filed a lawsuit against a school for the right to use the restroom according to gender identity.
InterVarsity Asks Staff to Come Forward to Disclose Stances on Sexuality, Part Ways in Case of Mutual Disagreement
Oct 10, 2016 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has given its staff members an option to stay in the group based on their common sharing of organization’s theological beliefs on sexuality.
Norway Passes Law Allowing Children to Change Gender
Oct 06, 2016 Norway has allowed children as young as 6 years to legally change their gender by filling out an online form. Under the country's new law, the children only need parental approval. Changing gender will not require doctor's consent, counseling, and surgery.
Pope Francis: Transgender People Must Be Cared for in Churches, But Teaching Children to Choose Gender Is 'Ideological Colonization'
Oct 03, 2016 Pope Francis drew a distinction between providing love and pastoral care to a transgender people and teaching children that our gender can be chosen by will.
New York to Remove 'Men,' 'Women' Signs from Single-Occupancy Bathrooms
Jun 27, 2016 New York City Council voted 47-2 to pass a legislation to remove “men” and “women” sign from single-occupancy bathrooms, and it now moves to Mayor Bill De Blasio for signature, who is expected to approve it.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass Bill to Replace Word "Sex" with "Gender Identity" in State Laws
Jun 08, 2016 Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 116-36 to pass a bill that replaces the term “biological sex” with “gender identity.” The lawmakers also dismissed an amendment that could ban convicted sex offenders from using bathrooms for opposite sex.
United Methodist Church Clergy Vote Down Lesbian Member's Proposed Ordination as Deacon
Jun 06, 2016 The United Methodist Church members of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference voted down a married lesbian woman’s ordination as Deacon on June 1.
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Review of Transgender Bathroom Access Case
Jun 01, 2016 Fourth Circuit federal appeals court rejected Gloucester County School Board’s request to re-hear a ruling by a three-judge panel to allow Virginia transgender student to use bathroom in conformity with her gender identity.
Eleven States Sue Federal Government over Directive to Allow Students Use Bathrooms According to Gender Identity
May 26, 2016 Ten states and Arizona Department of Education along with three individual school districts and state officials have sued Obama administration over a recent directive allowing transgender students to use bathrooms in conformity with their gender identity.
Virginia School District Unanimously Approves Ordinance to Require Students to Use Bathrooms in Accordance with Birth Genders
May 26, 2016 Grayson County School Board in Virginia unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit students from using bathrooms not in accordance with their birth genders, in defiance of the federal directive.
United Methodist Church Convenes General Conference, Same-Sex Marriage Issues to Be Discussed
May 09, 2016 United Methodist Church is set to have its quadrennial General Conference in Portland next week, where the issue of inclusion of LGBT people and their ordination in the denomination will be discussed.