Repudiating Discriminatory Legislation and Harmful Rhetoric Targeted at Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming Persons-Appendix A

Resolution passed by the 234th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Resolution #7: Recognition and Affirmation of the Inherent Dignity & Worth of Transgender (Binary and Non-Binary) and Gender Non-Conforming People as Beloved Children of God (Amended)

Resolved, that all transgender people (binary and non-binary) and anyone whose gender identity and expression differ from the sex they were assigned at birth, are beloved children of God and share the same inherent dignity and worth as all members of the human family and should be afforded the same rights as other human beings; and be it further

Resolved, that the Episcopal Church in Connecticut opposes any attempt to legislate or make any public policy that defines sex and/or gender on the basis of physical appearance of external genitalia present at birth or presence of certain chromosomes within a person’s DNA; and be it further

Resolved, that the Episcopal Church in Connecticut support educational, pastoral, liturgical, and legislative efforts that seek to end systemic violence and discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people, calling special attention to violence against transgender women of color; and be it further

Resolved, that the Secretary of Convention convey this resolution to the Office of Government Relations of The Episcopal Church and to appropriate state and federal legislative bodies.