Some Massachusetts religious groups back 'transgender' rights
Catholic World News - April 05, 2011
Religious leaders in Massachusetts, including the local head of the Episcopal Church, have spoken out in favor of a bill that would discrimination against "transgender" individuals.
“Supporting this legislation, and supporting transgender people in the life of the church and in secular society really has to do with the living out of my baptismal covenant,’’ said Episcopal Bishop Thomas Shaw.
Similar legislation was introduced last year, co-sponsored by a majority of the members of the state legislature, but did not reach a final vote. Proponents are pushing this year for acceptance of the measure--which known as the "bathroom bill" by opponents, since it could allow individuals to choose a public bathroom according to their own gender preferences.
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