Pope Francis says homosexuality “is not a crime,” but gay sex is “a sin”

Rome — Pope Francis has called laws criminalizing homosexuality as fundamentally “unfair,” making it clear that in the mind of the leader of the Catholic Church, “being homosexual is not a crime.” The pontiff addressed discrimination against the LGBTQ community, his own health and future plans, and the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, among … Read more

Missouri set to execute first transgender person in the US | Death Penalty News

Unless a governor in the United States grants her clemency, Amber McLaughlin, 49, will become the first openly transgender woman to be executed in the country. She is scheduled to die by injection in the Midwestern state of Missouri on Tuesday for killing a former girlfriend in 2003. McLaughlin’s lawyer, Larry Komp, said there are … Read more