Transgenderism, Transsexuality, And Gender Identity

August 7, 2017

(ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL PRESBYTERY IN SESSION AUGUST 5 & 7, 2017) According to Scripture, when God created human beings, He created them “male and female” and blessed their marital union (Genesis 1:26–28; 2:20–25). Later authors of Scripture interpreted this twofold act of creation and blessing to entail moral norms such as the mutual cultivation […]

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Stop the Hate: Protect And Support Our Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming Family

June 26, 2016

2016 Action of Immediate Witness BECAUSE—“Injustice at Every Turn,” a 2011 nationwide survey of transgender and gender non-conforming people, detailed overwhelming discrimination across multiple major areas of their lives: education, employment, health, family life, housing, and public accommodations; BECAUSE—Equality in all these areas is a fundamental human right; BECAUSE—Transgender and gender non-conforming people are routinely […]

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On Biblical Sexuality And The Freedom Of Conscience

June 15, 2016

WHEREAS, In the beginning God created male and female in His image as the crowning act of Creation (Genesis 1:26–27); and WHEREAS, Marriage is between one man and one woman, ordered by God toward the union of the spouses, the means of procreation, formative of family, and foundational to the common good of society (Genesis […]

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Resolution on the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People (UJR)

December 20, 2015

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism   Background Throughout the Reform Movement’s history, we have worked tirelessly to fight discrimination, support equality, and strengthen the rights of minorities and women. In 1977, both the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis passed resolutions affirming “the rights of […]

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Reproductive Justice: 2015 Statement of Conscience

July 14, 2015

Sexuality Education in Public Schools
1994 Resolution of Immediate of Witness

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the value of loving relationships—heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender; and

WHEREAS youth are increasingly exposed to and victimized by rape and incest, unplanned pregnancy, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment;

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On Transgender Identity

June 11, 2014

WHEREAS, All persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7); and WHEREAS, God’s design was the creation of two distinct and complementary sexes, male and female (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6) which designate the fundamental distinction that God has embedded in the very biology of the […]

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On Transgender Identity

June 10, 2014

WHEREAS, All persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7); and WHEREAS, God’s design was the creation of two distinct and complementary sexes, male and female (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6) which designate the fundamental distinction that God has embedded in the very biology of the human race; and […]

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Status of Transsexuals (Rabbinical Assembly)

July 12, 2010

Conclusions
1. Only those who have undergone full [Sex Reassignment Surgery–SRS] (including phallosplasty/vaginoplasty) are to be considered as having changed their sex status, and recognized so by Jewish Law.
2. A person who has undergone partial SRS is not deemed to have changed their sex status.
3. A brit or hatafat dam brit is not required for one who has had a phalloplasty.
4. A get is not necessary if one spouse undergoes SRS since the qiddushin are automatically annulled. However in the case of an MTF (male-to-female) person a get should be given before the SRS is completed.

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