For many people of faith, the motivation to fight against transgender discrimination in public policy comes from their religious identities, not despite them.
Despite attempts by conservative lawmakers to use religious and values language to support anti-transgender legislation, communities of faith show majority and increasing support for transgender people and LGBT rights, equality, and inclusion.
True religious liberty must be preserved for all Americans and protected from manipulation for political gain.
A hopeful, progressive understanding of religious liberty can prevent harm and discrimination while preserving the freedoms of both religious and nonreligious Americans.
Despite historic progress on LGBT rights, many LGBT people and their families still face serious and life-altering discrimination in their daily lives.
Anti-LGBT religious exemption laws pose a serious risk to state economies.
The Center for American Progress asked transgender and allied faith leaders how communities of faith can lead the way for greater acceptance of transgender people. Here is what they said.
One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.
Religious exemption laws would deny loving homes to vulnerable youth.
Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.
The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.
As the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.
Despite claims by many conservatives and religious leaders, marriage has not always been a union between one man and one woman but over the years has embraced practices that even most strident marriage traditionalists might abhor.
Claims of threats to “religious liberty” are all too often not about the free exercise of religion but instead about discriminating against gay Americans.
The freedoms to worship and to marry are both important American values, and they are wholly compatible with one another.