Religion/Spirituality, Support of/Opposition to Trans Rights

Trans rights include the right to housing, employment, public accommodations (e.g., bathrooms), education, and health care for trans people. Support for the rights of trans individuals varies between and sometimes even within religious communities. Although some religious groups are supportive of trans rights and may even be active in promoting them, other faith communities stand in opposition to trans rights and may actively campaign against them. This entry outlines the support of and opposition to trans rights, beginning with a discussion of the stances of religious groups found within what are called “Abrahamic” religions and ending with a range of stances on trans issues from other major faiths outside of Abrahamic traditions.

Abrahamic Traditions

Abrahamic religions are monotheistic, meaning that they believe that there is only ...

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