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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Nearly 2000 Clergy, Faith Leaders Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Transgender Protections

March 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2017 Angela Dallara | angela@freedomforallamericans.org | 646.430.3925 Nearly 2000 Clergy, Faith Leaders Sign Amicus Brief in Support of Transgender Protections WASHINGTON – Today more than 1,800 clergy and religious leaders signed a friend-of-the-court brief in Gloucester County School Board v. GG, the first-ever case on transgender rights to go before […]

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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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Religious Institute Releases Statement from People of Faith in Support of Planned Parenthood

March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 Religious Institute Releases Statement from People of Faith in Support of Planned Parenthood Statement urges Congress to abandon attempts to deny funds for Planned Parenthood, calls for access to health care, lifts up values of love of neighbor and care for the vulnerable. March 1, 2017—Today, people […]

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Religiones Contra Trump

February 2, 2017 • Iglesia y Sociedad

As a faith-based organization, we work on issues related to sexuality, gender and reproductive justice, we deplore these hateful and intolerant actions that have been directed disproportionately against people based on the different color of the skin.

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Religious Institute Condemns Executive Orders on Refugees, Immigration, and Border Policies; Calls People of Faith to Action

January 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Drew Konow, konow@religiousinstitute.org, 203-222-0055 January 30, 2017—On Wednesday, January 25, the president of the United States signed 2 executive orders on immigration and border policies. The orders call for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, adding 5,000 border patrol agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers […]

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