Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Young adults and LGBT discomfort

Sexuality | Survey shows comfort with LGBT individuals decreased some last year
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/28/19, 02:41 pm

Contrary to popular perceptions, young Americans’ comfort with LGBT individuals declined last year, according to a survey released this week by media monitoring organization GLAAD.

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Unlikely allies give New York women a boost

Family | The state’s effort to repeal its surrogacy ban met bipartisan resistance
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/21/19, 04:33 pm

The New York legislative session ended this week without passing a high-profile measure that would have repealed the state’s ban on paid surrogacy contracts, a surprising turn in a bastion of liberal sexual ethics. Even more surprising was the source of the opposition: conservatives and feminists.

The State Senate passed the measure 40-21 on June 11, but a gridlocked Assembly never brought it to a vote despite 11th-hour pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat.

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Controlled reforms

Society | Critics argue that U.S. Catholic bishops are still trying to solve the sex abuse crisis behind closed doors
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/14/19, 02:50 pm

The leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church grasped for credibility this week, approving a handful of measures intended to set a new course toward accountability amid a crisis of sexual abuse in the church.

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