Jewish Groups: Transgender Rights Rollback An ‘Assault on Freedom’

Jewish organizations are railing against the removal of Obama-era protections for transgender youth.

In a string of angry statements, Jewish groups condemned the measure, which will lift a requirement that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms appropriate to their gender identity.

The Jewish activist group Bend the Arc called it a “assault on freedom and human dignity.” The National Council of Jewish Women said that it was “disgusted by this betrayal.”

“We lament this serious step backward,” said the leaders of Reform Judaism in a joint statement.

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