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Spiritual liberty vs. homosexual rights — LGBTQ debates escalate all over the world — GetReligion

The most recent conflict of non secular liberty versus homosexual rights on the U.S. Supreme Courtroom.

Friction over LGBTQ points in conventional faiths all over the world, from the worldwide Anglican Communion to the huge Muslim world.

Remaining congressional passage of a invoice to guard same-sex marriage rights.

Little question, there’s a standard theme to a few of this previous week’s prime headlines.

At The Related Press, Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman report:

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sounded sympathetic Monday to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding ceremony web sites for homosexual {couples}, the most recent collision of faith and homosexual rights to land on the excessive court docket.

The designer and her supporters say that ruling in opposition to her would power artists — from painters and photographers to writers and musicians — to do work that’s in opposition to their beliefs. Her opponents, in the meantime, say that if she wins, a variety of companies will be capable of discriminate, refusing to serve Black, Jewish or Muslim prospects, interracial or interfaith {couples} or immigrants.

In the meantime, AP’s world faith staff partners with its Lilly Endowment grant partners — Faith Information Service and The Dialog — to look at LGBTQ perception and belonging all over the world.

Among the many particular tales:

Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church (by AP’s Chinedu Asadu and David Crary and RNS’ Catherine Pepinster)

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized (by AP’s Edna Tarigan, Mariam Fam and David Crary)

LGBTQ students wrestle with tensions at Christian colleges (by AP’s Giovanna Dell’Orto and RNS’ Yonat Shimron)

Why they stay: LGBTQ people of faith find ways to belong where doctrine rejects them (by RNS’ Kathryn Put up)

Lastly, the Respect for Marriage Act is headed to President Joe Biden for his signature, because the New York Occasions’ Annie Karni explains:

The Home on Thursday gave closing approval to laws to mandate federal recognition for same-sex marriages, with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers voting in favor of the measure within the waning days of the Democratic-led Congress.

With a vote of 258-169, with one member voting “present,” the landmark laws cleared Congress, sending it to President Biden to be signed into regulation and capping an unbelievable path for a measure that solely months in the past appeared to have little likelihood at enactment.

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