Tag Archive | religious rights

US: Supreme Court justices lean toward Catholic agency in LGBT dispute

US: Supreme Court justices lean toward Catholic agency in LGBT dispute

(Reuters) – Conservative US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to religious rights claims against Philadelphia brought by a Catholic Church-affiliated agency after the city refused to use the group in its foster care program because it would not accept same-sex couples as prospective foster parents. The almost two-hour argument via teleconference was the […]

US: Most back LGBT+ rights, but religion still a flashpoint

US: Most back LGBT+ rights, but religion still a flashpoint

Most Americans now believe LGBT+ people should be protected against discrimination, a major survey has found, but one in three thinks businesses should be allowed to refuse to serve gay customers on religious grounds. Nearly three-quarters of the 40,000 Americans surveyed said they favoured laws that would protect LGBT+ people from discrimination, in work and […]