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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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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