We have a dangerous shortfall this month—$8,712 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($8,712 to go):
$35,000.00 $26,287.70
25% 75%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil 6 hours ago
Conscientious objection to vaccinations 9 hours ago
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? 11 hours ago
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12