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At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil
Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula
The US jury convicts Keith Raniere, who coerced a string of women into having sex with him as the charismatic leader of a life-coaching group he founded in New York state
LGBT and human rights activists erupt in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving rainbow flags that symbolize the gay rights movement
The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it
In a courtroom packed with activists, the judge emphasizes the current laws oppressed a minority of the population
An unnamed applicant is challenging two sections of the code that threaten offenders with a jail sentence of up to 7 years
The judgment is the latest instance where the judiciary has found against the government and in favor of gay rights groups seeking greater equality
(UPDATED) The judges can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial, or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church's most senior convicted child molester. There is no indication of when their ruling would be handed down.
Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse
The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia
Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for same-sex marriage?
The group wants Vatican to release 'all identities of thousands of offenders known exlusively and held in strict secrecy'
Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican – but the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional
An American 'self-help' guru who allegedly ran a cult-like society of women sex slaves is undergoing in Brooklyn, and some of his former female supporters are the first to take the stand
An unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Marrz Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage in Hong Kong on its head
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says a moratorium on capital punishment that already applies to Brunei's regular criminal code would also extend to its new sharia code, which includes death by stoning for various crimes
School is back in session, and we can't wait for more 'sex ed!'
The documentary 'Sex Slaves in the Catholic Church' has been pulled from the channel Arte, following a complaint by a priest
Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison
The South Korean military classes openly gay men in its ranks as having 'special needs' and campaigners say it actively pursues soldiers who have consensual same-sex intercourse with each other
The pope emeritus, who retired in 2013, blames the crises rocking the Roman Catholic Church globally with the fight for an 'all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer admitted any norms'
In France, daring TV shows range from moms making wholesome 'skin flicks' for their kids to couples sharing their 'sex lives' with sex therapists on camera
Allison Mack can face up to 40 years in prison for pleading guilty to recruiting women to join a cult-like society of 'sex slaves'
The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests
Anyone convicted of abuse must be 'removed from office' under the new legislation
'Is There Still Sex in The City?' – author Candice Bushnell answers this question in her new novel, which is also being made into a series of the same name
The tiny sultanate will implement the harsh new penal code – which also prescribes amputation of a hand and foot for theft – next Wednesday, April 3
The K-pop singer is arrested after apologizing for filming and distributing illicit sex videos without his partners' consent
Pope Francis will grant the 68-year-old archbishop of Lyon a private audience at 10 am Monday, March 18
Catholic clergyman George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97
(UPDATED) 'I have decided to go to see the Holy Father to hand him my resignation. He will receive me in a few days' time,' Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says after the verdict
Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action
R. Kelly dismisses the sexual abuse allegations made against him, saying that they're all 'rumors' and 'not true'
'I am waiting for the Holy See to assume its responsibilities,' French European Minister Nathalie Loiseau says when asked if Luigi Ventura should see his diplomatic immunity lifted
The investigation could result in a canonical trial and George Pell's eventual expulsion from the priesthood
Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes
R&B singer R. Kelly is released from custody after spending 3 nights behind bars for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse
(UPDATED) There is no immediate reaction from the Vatican, but George Pell maintains his innocence
But some victims are not convinced, saying that Pope Francis talks about the devil but not 'permanently excluding child rapists and abusers' from the Catholic Church
The singer surrenders on Friday to police after decades of allegations of sexual abuse
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'The entire Church must take an honest look, undertake rigorous discernment, and then act decisively,' says Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Quotes from the landmark summit at the Vatican on the protection of minors from video testimonies of survivors of clerical pedophilia relating their traumatic experiences
At a historic Vatican summit on sex abuse, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle hits a culture of cover-up 'to protect perpetrators and the institution'
(UPDATED) 'We humbly and sorrowfully admit that wounds have been inflicted by us bishops on the victims and in fact the entire body of Christ,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells the assembly
(UPDATED) The bill by the cabinet is the Tsai administration's attempt to meet the court's demands for amendments while trying to respect the referendum result by not altering the Civil Code defining marriage as between a man and a woman