This week's Religion News Summary features our Director of Religion, Faith, and Values talking with Dr. Oz, Ugandans speaking out against their country's anti-LGBT bill, and US faith communities continuing to stand by marriage equality.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about marriage. Calm down, I’m not getting married…. YET! But, it’s been high on the list of topics in conversations I have with friends and people I encounter in my work, here at GLAAD, especially since the Supreme Court is being asked to consider several important marriage equality issues.
Gay Citibank customer Colin Burton’s petition on Change.org urging for Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill has garnered over 500,000 signatures, prompting both banks to issue brief, noncommittal statements.
The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will diagnose transgender people with “Gender Dysphoria,” which communicates the emotional distress that can result from “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”