Ordination of Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender People
Most Abrahamic religions condemn homosexuality; only recently have a minority of denominational or non-denominational sects of Christianity and Judaism endorsed the ordination of openly LGBT people.
While Buddhist ordinations of monks have occurred, the more notable ordinations of openly LGBT novitiates have taken place in Western Buddhism.
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