Fired Church Worker’s Lawsuit May Proceed Against Archdiocese, Court Rules

A federal court in Chicago has ruled that a fired gay church worker’s discrimination case against his former employers may proceed as he had hoped. The Archdiocese of Chicago had filed a motion to dismiss former music director Colin Collette’s lawsuit…

Lesbian Teacher Reinstated in German School, As Georgia H.S. Band Director Wins Employment Case

The trend of church workers losing their jobs in LGBT-related employment disputes is not slowing, but thankfully community responses and legal improvements are pushing back. Below, Bondings 2.0 offers updates on several previous incidents, including the implementation of a Germany employment policy more welcoming of LGBT church workers.…

Obama’s Executive Order Won’t Deter Catholic Organizations That Reject Discrimination

President Obama’s executive order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors has received generally positive reactions from Catholics, as Bondings 2.0 reported earlier this month. Now, we offer further reactions and examine the broader question of how faith informs the question of non-discrimination…

Fired Gay Teacher Files Legal Complaint in a Case Where Ironies Abound

The running controversy over LGBT people being fired from jobs in Catholic schools and parishes has mostly quieted down in the last month.  That silence, though, is probably due more to the fact that schools are on break and parishes…

As Firings and Restrictions Continue, So Does the Determination of the Faithful

It seems that almost every day, we receive news concerning employees from Catholic institutions being terminated because of LGBT issues.  Such news can be depressing, when we think about how much our church leaders need to learn about LGBT issues…

Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and Resources)  (updated May 24, 2017)  Compiled by…