The mainline denomination voted on Tuesday to toughen its teachings against homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and LGBTQ clergy. It must now decide whether it will stay together.
Being young and Muslim in the U.S. means navigating multiple identities. Nothing shows that more than falling in love.
A new memo rescinds an Obama-era policy on gender-identity discrimination, setting the stage for a possible Supreme Court fight.
The Trump administration steps into an on-going legal battle over civil rights—and steps on another agency’s turf.
Many are suspicious of those who practice Islam. Many more are trying to reach out.
From American evangelicals to Russian Orthodox, they're united against Islam. Is that enough to overcome all that divides them?
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2016—from religious-liberty bills to Donald Trump's polarizing effect on evangelicals.
A new book explores the flexibility of race and gender.
A new survey suggests gender identity, along with sexuality, continues to divide Americans.
Donald Trump is a testament to the lasting influence of one of the 20th century’s most talented and effective political organizers.
Tennessee is just the latest state to pass legislation claiming to protect conservatives who object to LGBT relationships and identity.
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
A judge ruled against a gay couple’s marriage petition.
The Rowan County Clerk’s resistance to the erosion of religious liberty is reenergizing the broader movement.
President Obama’s advocacy for gay rights in Kenya is likely to stir up colonial resentment in the country. But he may have forced a necessary national conversation.
Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are suggesting there might be ways for states and cities to nullify the justices’ ruling. They’re wrong.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will shift the debate over gay-marriage debate from a legal fight to a cultural and religious conflict.
The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.
The social network learns more about its users than they might realize.
Same-sex marriage is now a national right, but advocates for transgender detainees under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are pushing for further reform.