Human Dignity and LGBTQ Rights: A Statement by The Jewish Theological Seminary

Today, The Jewish Theological Seminary joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a diverse group of religious leaders and institutions supporting the rights of transgender students to use public school restrooms consistent with their gender identity. As the intellectual and spiritual fountainhead of Conservative Judaism and a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education in North America, JTS is compelled to act in the face of state and federal actions which undermine the Jewish principle of human dignity (kevod haberiyot) as it relates to our LGBTQ students, teachers, family members, neighbors, and all those targeted in the larger community.