US Reform Jews adopt sweeping transgender rights policy
*Temples and synagogues affiliated with the nation’s largest Jewish movement should take specific steps to embrace transgender people, a US conference of Reform Jews urged on Thursday in approving a groundbreaking resolution.
In a resounding voice vote, Reform Judaism embraced some of the most far-reaching policies for transgendered men and women seen among any of the nation’s mainstream religious organizations, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) right advocates said.
The resolution calls for congregations to offer cultural training for religious school staff, sermons on transgender issues and gender-neutral restrooms where feasible.
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Have there been any similar or counter statements from Conservative or Orthodox Jewish groups? Any Jewish posters care to weigh in?