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The pandemic also forced the United Methodist Church to cancel a potentially momentous national meeting last May that’s now rescheduled for late August. The same topic will dominate the agenda: Whether America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination will split due to differences over inclusion of LGBTQ people.

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Under Trump there have been some rollbacks in civil rights protections for LGBTQ people that Biden is vowing to restore and expand. But that may prove complicated if Republican lawmakers and the Supreme Court, now with a solid conservative majority, endorse the arguments of religious conservatives that some of those protections infringe on religious liberty.

On Nov. 4, the small nonprofit I lead — Philadelphia Family Pride — did something I never thought we would do: We appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. For five years now, our group, an organization of LGBTQ parents, prospective parents and our families, has been partnering with the city of Philadelphia to host events aimed at recruiting more foster parents. We constantly hear from ...

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