July 8, 2020. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics committed to justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI Catholics in the church and society, is deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling that denies Catholic school teachers legal protection against job bias. In a 7-2 decision, the Justices ruled that because the duties of the two teachers included teaching religion, they were not protected by employment nondiscrimination laws. DignityUSA had submitted an amicus brief in support of the employees in these cases.
July 8, 2020. DignityUSA has obtained a copy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ “Policy and Norms on Sexual Identity in School Ministry”—a document that was sent to key Archdiocesan staff in June 2020, but that was to be kept secret from the public.
This has been no ordinary time. Masks, social distancing and almost no contact with friends, family or coworkers have kept many folks apart. Yet Dignity Chapters, Communities and Caucuses across the US, have come together and remain connected in new and innovative ways.