Recently, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 2 into law, which puts LGBT North Carolinians at risk for discrimination in almost all aspects of their lives. This wide-sweeping legislation puts into place broad anti-LGBT provisions by nullifying LGBT non-discrimination laws that were already in place in cities across North Carolina and preventing similar ones from being passed in the future. The bill also requires all people to use restrooms inconsistent with their gender identity, specifically targeting transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
Judaism teaches that all human beings are created b'tzelem Elohim, in the Divine image (Genesis 1:27). The belief that the stamp of the Divine is present in all humans is fundamental to Reform Judaism, and teaches us that we cannot tolerate discrimination against any person because of who they are.
If you would like to take further action, urge your Members of Congress to protect LGBT people from discrimination by supporting the Equality Act (H.R.3185/S.1858).