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LGBT Rights

Read the latest updates and learn more about LGBT rights and marriage equality through a Reform Jewish perspective.

LGBT rights

LGBT Equality Flags

Currently, federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, credit, and jury selection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. 

Use this guide to make your congregation become more welcoming and hospitable to the transgender community.

State Legislation

Learn more about Reform Movement positions relating to discriminatory legislation being introduced at the state level.

Additional Resources

To learn more, visit the following websites: 

This text study provides an opportunity to highlight this issue of LGBT rights with audiences, such as teens and young adults, interested in connecting the work they are currently doing to secure equal rights with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Celebrate Pride Month!

June is LGBT Pride Month! Here are a few ways to get participate: 

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Max Antman at (202) 387-2800.