Gay & Lesbian Issues

Morning Buzz | Reform Judaism Welcomes First Lesbian Leader

[03.17.2015]

In today’s buzz, gay groups march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade for first time ever and—for another first—US Reform Jewish Rabbis install lesbian leader.

Morning Buzz | Utah Lawmakers Pass LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

[03.13.2015]

In today’s buzz, American Baptist College president speaks out against homophobia and Pope Francis removes Minnesota priest who molested boys from priesthood.

State of the States on Same-sex Marriage

[02.11.2015]

Using new data from the PRRI American Values Atlas, we’re now able to see how each separate state feels about same-sex marriage.

Morning Buzz | Activist L.A. Priest Leaves Catholic Church Over Views on Gays, Lesbians

[01.26.2015]

In today’s buzz, Americans lie about their piety and “sins,” plus Huckabee mocks climate change and mindfulness seeps into the criminal justice system.

Morning Buzz | What’s God got to do with football devotion? Plenty.

[01.23.2015]

In today’s buzz, 1-in-4 believe there’s a “12th man” on the field, the country embraces gay athletes, and the NYT explains Pope Francis’ remarks on climate change.

Morning Buzz | D.C. Council Unanimously Bans Gay-Conversion Therapy For Minors

[12.04.2014]

In today’s buzz, race may impact a person’s concern about climate change, SCOTUS may be becoming wary of the death penalty, and your opinions may not be based on facts.

Morning Buzz | States Urge for a SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

[09.09.2014]

In today’s buzz, states rally for a final answer on the same-sex marriage debate, a new documentary explores drug abuse and faith communities, and a prominent atheist admits spirituality can help reveal truths.

The Morning Buzz | Just How Bad is the Prosperity Gospel?

[09.04.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a gay teacher is fired over her “non-traditional pregnancy,” the Boston Globe launches a new site for Catholic news, a movement aims to mandate paid sick leave, and a new map shows which counties prohibit any sort of happy hour.

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

[09.02.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

[08.22.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why it’s so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they’re in a “Babylonian exile.”