Gender Identity / Transgender

couple on the beach"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

- Genesis 1:27

Every human being possesses an inherent personal dignity that includes the right not to be subjected to violence or unjust discrimination.  All violence against persons is reprehensible and deserves condemnation regardless of the motivation.  Differential treatment in the provision of services, accommodations, or access, however, is not always objectionable.  Rather, it is only arbitrary discrimination, based on prejudice that lacks any connection to principles of justice or the common good, which must be opposed.   

MCC Legislative Action

See MCC Statement on the passage of Transgender Legislation (pdf) July 2016.

See MCC Testimony on Gender Identity Definition and Access to Public Accommodations, (pdf) July, 2013. 

See Boston Pilot coverage of the Bishops' reaction to the Transgender Bill, November, 2011. 

See Testimony on Transgender Bill, (pdf) June, 2011.

See Testimony on Gender Identity Bill, (pdf) July, 2009. 

See Testimony regarding Gender Identity and Crimes, (pdf)March, 2008.