125 Congregations to Participate in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

March 24, 2017 • Religion News Service

This weekend, religious leaders, clergy, and people of faith from more 125 congregations in more than 30 states will participate in the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice, dedicating their weekly services and/or holding special events to support transgender people across America who continue to lack full legal protection, face unequal treatment, and experience disproportionate levels of violence, harassment, and discrimination.

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This Weekend: 100+ Faith Communities Join for National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

March 24, 2017 • Freedom for All Americans

This weekend, religious leaders, clergy, and people of faith from more than 125 congregations in more than 30 states will participate in the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice, dedicating their weekly services and/or holding special events to support transgender people across America who continue to lack full legal protection, face unequal treatment, and […]

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Jews and Muslims defend trans rights

March 3, 2017 • Pink News

A number of US Jewish and Muslim faith leaders have joined a legal brief defending anti-discrimination protections for transgender kids. A total of 1800 faith leaders and a string of religious groups joined the brief, including from both Muslim and conservative Jewish groups. Their brief attacks any ‘religious freedom’ justification for allowing discrimination.

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Nearly 2,000 Religious Leaders Declare Support For Transgender Teen In Supreme Court Case

March 2, 2017 • Huffington Post

More than 1,800 religious leaders threw their support behind a transgender student’s Supreme Court case on Thursday. They argue that equal treatment for transgender individuals, like Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, does not threaten religious liberty. It’s about “fundamental human dignity,” they say. The Religious helped organize the brief submitted by religious leaders in this case.

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Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom policies

March 2, 2017 • Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings are the lead signers on an amicus brief filed March 2 by 1,800 clergy and religious leaders in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving transgender-bathroom use policies. The brief was organized by the Religious Institute with Freedom for All Americans and […]

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My Transgender Daughter is a Beloved Child of God

March 1, 2017 • Medium

Jamie Bruesehoff speaks from her faith about raising a transgender daughter and why her family is among the people of faith supporting Gavin Grimm. She writes, “God does not love our daughter in spite of her gender identity. God did not put her in the wrong body. This is who she has always been, who […]

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