Transgender Americans are a frequent target of the Trump administration, including an abrupt presidential Tweet announcing an imminent ban on Transgender servicemembers in our military. This week, a leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services outlined a proposed plan to re-define gender as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth,” essentially erasing transgender people from federal law. Welton will welcome Rabbah Rona Matlow, who is America’s only transgender, nuclear-qualified, Navy veteran rabbi, back to the show to discuss this development, and also to explore what all of us need to know about the Transgender experience in this complicated age. It’s part of Whosoever You Love, our semi-monthly series affirming the worth and full value of LGBTQ persons within and beyond religion. Whosoever You Love is supported by the Arcus Foundation, dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Learn more about Arcus and its partners at

Hear the full October 27, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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