Essays on Religious Exemptions
How an Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law Denies Freedom to Trans Women Like Me
Freedom of religion is so important for all of us, and Christianity is a huge part of my life. Using God to discriminate against others harms everyone.
I Went to a Catholic Hospital During My Miscarriage—And It Nearly Killed Me
At the time, I was staunchly anti-choice, and did not go to the hospital looking for an abortion. But when I found out the pregnancy was ending, I just wanted to get the care I needed.
What It Was Like to Be Denied Medical Care Because of My Gender
Transgender people require healthcare just like everyone else. We are not asking for special privileges; we just want to have the same access to medical care all Americans are guaranteed under law.
My Son's Medical Care Wasn't Covered by Insurance Because He's Trans
This was not an optional surgery; it was a necessity for Pax. I believed—and still believe —that his life depended on it.
My Daughter's Dream Wedding Venue Rejected Her Because She's Gay
This isn’t about wedding venues or cakes: Discrimination leaves people feeling less worthy, and often less than human.
We Were Rejected From Adopting Foster Children Because We Are Gay
There are roughly 13,000 kids in foster care in our home state of Michigan, but child-placing agencies are legally allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ applicants—and more states have recently passed similar faith-based laws.