Family Research Council

Gender Identity

Family Research Council does not believe that “gender identity” should be included as a protected category in non-discrimination laws or policies, as it is not comparable to inborn, immutable characteristics such as race or sex.

We believe that objective, immutable, biological sex is a more fundamental way of determining an individual’s identity than subjective, changeable, psychological “gender identity,” and therefore, biological sex at birth should be the only such marker used by governments at any level for any purpose. There is no convincing evidence that “gender transition” improves the mental health and physical well-being of any individuals suffering from gender dysphoria in the long run. Therefore, providing gender transition medical procedures such as hormones or surgery to minors should be prohibited.

Sympathy and compassion must be extended to those who struggle with gender dysphoria, and every effort should be made to assist such persons in overcoming those feelings should they seek to do so. Many individuals have come to greater wholeness and wellness by seeking such help.

Featured Resources On Gender Identity

How the “Equality Act” Is Actually Unequal, Unfair, and Unjust
Department of Defense on Why Those with "Gender Dysphoria" Are Disqualified from Military Service
The SPLC's Teaching Tolerance: What Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Need to Know
Why Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Should Never Be Specially Protected Categories Under the Law
How to Respond to the LGBT Movement
Summary of Trump Administration Policy on Transgender Military Service
Is Gender Reassignment Surgery 'Medically Necessary'?
The Transgender Movement and 'Gender Identity' in the Law
Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement
Bathroom Incidents
Do Not Sterilize Children: Why Physiological Gender Transition Procedures for Minors Should Be Prohibited
A Parent's Guide to the Transgender Movement in Education

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