Yes, I would think everyone can agree with that. The practical implications of how to show love and mercy is what we disagree on. Many Catholics would say that it is more loving and merciful not to help individuals pursue their delusion, but to provide the support given to anyone suffering from mental or emotional distress.
At any rate, the transgender community seems to be in a difficult position regarding how this condition is viewed by the medical community.
[quote=New York Times]Many, but not all, advocates favor the idea of keeping transgender in the codebook in some form because the designations are widely used for billing and insurance coverage of medical services and for conducting research on diseases and treatments.
Removing it as a mental disorder, but keeping it in the medical codebook when a physical cause debate is far from certain, seems to be a difficult thing to balance.