- Everyone has a right to love.
This is absolutely true, everyone does have a right to love. But “love” doesn’t necessarily mean romantic love - society has done us a great disservice by reducing “love” to mean “romantic love,” and then from there, reducing “romantic love” to “sex.” “If you’re not having sex, you don’t really love,” they say. But that is simply not true.
There are different kinds of love. There’s ‘eros’ - erotic love, such as romance/sex, and there’s ‘agape’ - which is like the love between a mother and her child or two best friends. I think the Greeks have at least 4 kinds of love, but I don’t remember the others off the top of my head.
Anyways, agape love has always been considered much deeper and more powerful than erotic love. That is, family and friends love is much stronger than romantic love. Romantic love is fleeting, it lasts for a while and vanishes with the wind, as do most emotions, but family/friends love remains through thick and thin, and isn’t blown away by the wind. It is much stronger.
So, everyone has a right to love, yes, but that isn’t saying “everyone has a right to have romantic relations with someone of the same sex.”
You can love someone of the same sex without it being romantic love. And that is encouraged - agape love has no restrictions. Only erotic love. And yes, you can have one without the other.
Much to be said on this issue. The Church regards transgenderism as disordered, just as she regards homosexual sexual acts as disordered. We love and accept these people who struggle with these issues with compassion. Women are women, men are men.
I think, most of the time, transgenderism isn’t even about gender - it’s about gender stereotypes. We stereotype toy cars and action figures as guy things, so if a girl likes these thinks, she might think “I’m a guy trapped in a girl’s body!” But why do toy cars ad action figures get attributed to the male gender? It’s arbitrary. So liking toy cars/action figures doesn’t make someone a guy.