2 conservative groups influence US Catholic transgender policies

(National Catholic Reporter. Katie Collins Scott).

Over the past several years, as debates about transgender rights and medical treatments intensified both in the U.S. political sphere and the Catholic Church, two conservative Catholic groups have played a consequential but often undisclosed role as they attempt to shape policies and perspectives about trans individuals, especially young people. Staff of the Person and Identity Project, an initiative of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., provide legal firepower to transgender-related court cases, have the ear of U.S. bishops, offer talks and resources to thousands of Catholics, and have served as consultants for an undisclosed number of controversial diocesan LGBTQ policies.

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