The U.S. Department of Education has closed a complaint by a female to male transgender student, granting her Oregon Christian college a religious exemption and thereby the right to deny the student's request to reside in school housing reserved for only males.
The Education Department officially denied Jayce Marcus' complaint and granted the George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, a religious exemption from having to follow portions of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act that conflict with the school's religious views, according to PQ Monthly, a Portland-based LGBT magazine.
Marcus, 20, had filed a complaint to the Education Department in April after being refused the permission to be housed with other male students. Marcus, who had been in the female dorms, completed her sexual transition to become a "man" over the last year. more >>
A city in Massachusetts has opted to end a contract with a Christian college over the academic institution's opposition to homosexuality.
The mayor for Salem recently announced that the city's contract with Gordon College for usage of the Old Town Hall, set to expire later this year, will be immediately terminated.
Rick Sweeney, vice president of marketing and communications at Gordon College, told The Christian Post about the contract to use the Old Town Hall. more >>
Ordained Episcopalian priest and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theologian Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary Justin Holcomb has authored a book domestic violence with his wife Lindsey Holcomb, who has worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In their latest book, Is It My Fault? the Holcombs share the "good news of the Gospel" with victims of domestic violence. In the first of a three-part interview, Justin spoke with The Christian Post on how he and his wife decided to write on this topic, his feelings about the term "rape culture," and the assumptions behind the title of their book.(Photo: Moody Publishers)Justin and Lindsey Holcomb are the authors of the recently released "Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence."
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that if enacted would have increased the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Last week, Nixon vetoed House Bill 1307 & 1313, specifically taking issue with the absence of an exemption for women seeking abortions on the basis of rape or incest.
Scott Holste, press secretary for Nixon, directed The Christian Post to a statement the governor made regarding his veto. more >>
A Colorado district court judge has declared a state voter-approved amendment defining marriage as being between only one man and one woman.
District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree of Adams County made his ruling on Wednesday, but immediately stayed his decision pending appeal. more >>
A group of organizations committed to LGBT rights have announced their pulling of support from the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act over its religious exemption.
The American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center released a joint statement Tuesday expressing their opposition to ENDA.
Meant as a federal measure to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the current version of ENDA included a provision allowing religious organizations to be exempted from the proposed legislation. more >>