While public acceptance of transgender individuals may be growing, the Vatican recently issued a document denying the existence of transgender identity. The document, entitled Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education, informs Catholic education and emphasizes the existence of a gender binary, essentially erasing the existence of transgender individuals. Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of Dignity USA, an organization that recognizes and celebrates LGBTQ Catholics, will join Welton to discuss the document, the relationship of the Vatican with science-informed research and the implications on the Vatican’s position for the safety and freedom of LGBTQ Catholics and others.

Hear the full June 15, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.

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