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Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow gay marriage

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/08/17, 05:10 pm

The Scottish Episcopal Church voted today to allow clergy to marry same-sex couples, the first Anglican branch in Britain to permit gay marriage. Church members voted to remove the doctrinal clause describing marriage as a “union of one man and one woman,” putting the Scottish Church at odds with the official stance of the Anglican Communion. The decision required the backing of at least two-thirds of each house of bishops, clergy, and laity at the annual synod meeting in Edinburgh.

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Transgender student wins restroom case appeal

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/30/17, 03:49 pm

A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy’s restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Ashton Whitaker, a 17-year-old senior, won permission to use the boy’s restroom in September when a district court judge overruled objections from the Kenosha Unified School District. The appeals court upheld that ruling, dismissing the school district’s claims of harm to other students. The 7th Circuit declared other students’ concerns “hypothetical,” in contrast to the real harm Whitaker suffered.

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Demand for sex changes jumped dramatically last year

Transgenderism | Media attention, insurance regulations, and cultural acceptance fueled the increase
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/26/17, 03:57 pm

Sex reassignment surgeries in the United States rose nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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