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125 Catholic Church employees come out as gay 

Germany’s Roman Catholic Church is facing renewed calls for better protection of LGBTQ rights and an end to institutional discrimination against queer people according to DW news.?
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125 people who identify as gay and queer, including current and former priests, teachers, church administrators and volunteers, are asking the church to do away with “outdated statements of church doctrine” when it comes to sexuality and gender.?
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They’ve published seven demands on social media under the “OutInChurch” initiative. These include calling for a change in church employment law so that sexual orientation and gender identity can no longer be grounds for dismissal.?
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They say queer people should be able to live without fear and have access to all kinds of activities and occupations in the church without facing discrimination.?
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They are also calling for defamatory statements on gender and sexuality to be removed from church teaching. Instead, they want the church to revise its statements on sexuality based on “theological and human-scientific findings.”?
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Besides asking for equal rights, employees also want the church to take accountability for any discrimination against people of the community throughout history. They are calling on bishops to take responsibility on behalf of the church.?
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