Faith leaders across New Hampshire are leading the call for fair and equal treatment for transgender Granite Staters. If you are a faith leader who believes in the guiding principle 'Treat others as one would like to be treated,' and supports transgender non-discrimination protections, join the Faith Leaders for Freedom coalition.

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New Hampshire Faith Leaders Pledge

As New Hampshire Faith Leaders, from a diversity of religious traditions committed to advancing the common good, we affirm the basic dignity of all people—including our transgender and gender non-conforming neighbors.

We believe in treating others the way we’d like to be treated. But in New Hampshire, there are still no state laws that explicitly ensure the fair and equal treatment of transgender persons in housing, employment, and public accommodations like grocery stores, hospitals, and public parks.

In a state that places a high value on individual freedoms, those freedoms must extend to everyone. As faith leaders, we are called to be a voice for the voiceless, and take a stand for those who face discrimination to repudiate acts of prejudice.

That’s why we support legislation to update the New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination to extend explicit protections on the basis of gender identity in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

I believe in the radically inclusive love of God. This love extends to all of creation—including our transgender brothers and sisters—and calls me to support transgender equality in New Hampshire. At Smith Memorial UCC we are proud to welcome ALL of God's children to our congregation. Rev. Eric Jackson Smith Memorial Congregational Church, UCC
In the Book of Genesis, when God creates human beings, we are told that the humans are created b'tzelem Elohim, in the Image of God. Judaism understands this to mean that every person is a reflection of God and that no person is created erroneously. As the Rabbi of Temple Beth Jacob, I am proud that our community celebrates the diversity of humanity as a reflection of God's diversity, embracing transgender and gender non-conforming individuals among our membership. Rabbi Robin Nafshi Temple Beth Jacob
Non-discrimination protections are important to me as a school chaplain, because I believe that all people are made in the image of God. For transgender youth—some of the most vulnerable people in our communities—it is especially important to their happiness, well-being, and development that they feel safe, supported, and respected for who they are. Rev. Alice Courtright St. Paul's School in Concord

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