Gay & Lesbian Issues

Morning Buzz | Hundreds of Mormons to Leave Church Over New LGBT Policy


In today’s Buzz, upcoming American Values Survey report plus how many people tune in to the Democratic debate

Morning Buzz | One in Ten Young Adults Calls Stewart, Colbert Most Trusted News Source


In today’s buzz, the NFL’s first female coach, plus the Boy Scouts of America lift its ban on gay scout leaders.

In the New York Times | Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand


The pope’s U.S. visit comes at a pivotal time for the LGBT community. According to the American Values Atlas, 60 percent of Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.

Morning Buzz | America’s Black Clergy on Religious Liberty, Discrimination


In today’s buzz, the fine line between religious liberty and discrimination, plus the pope’s upcoming address to Congress.

Morning Buzz | Taylor Swift Concert Brings Together Democratic, Republican Lawmakers


In today’s buzz, the Boy Scouts of America have lifted a ban on gay scout leaders, and the Pentagon is a step closer to ending their ban on openly transgender individuals serving in the military.

Nearly One-quarter of Americans Oppose Same-sex Marriage While Supporting Nondiscrimination Laws


The Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage is just first of many hurdles the LGBT community faces as they strive for acceptance and equal rights.

Morning Buzz | Texas Attorney General Says County Clerks Can Refuse Gay Couples


In today’s buzz, the Texas attorney general on same-sex marriage licenses, plus SCOTUS on lethal injection and toxic emissions.

In the New York Times | Poll: Most Americans Expect Supreme Court to OK Gay Marriage


The New York Times and the Associated Press report on PRRI’s new survey how Americans think the Supreme Court will vote on same-sex marriage.

In the New York Times | On Same-Sex Marriage, Catholics Are Leading the Way


The New York Times’ Frank Bruni uses AVA findings to show that American Catholics are more progressive than many believe them to be.

In The Atlantic | Religious Americans Support Gay Marriage


PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones’ latest article in The Atlantic shows that support for same-sex marriage among religious Americans has jumped nearly 20 percentage points in the last decade.