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06/11/2013

Pope confirms: Within Vatican, some know LGBT people deserve equal dignity, rights, worth

by Jeremy Hooper

Catholics, in general, support equality in majority numbers. So why should this surprise anyone?

Pope Francis has admitted the existence of a "gay lobby" inside the Vatican's secretive administration, the Curia, according to sources cited Tuesday by religious media. KEEP READING: Pope admits 'gay lobby' in Vatican hierarchy [AFP]

And no, "gay lobby" isn't just a euphemism for the building's perfectly appointed and reliably nice-smelling foyer. There are actual human begins with the Vatican who believe in LGBT rights. As it should be. As it will be, increasingly.

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