There are many people who identify as transgender or non-binary and request that they are treated as such by other people, which includes referencing them by the pronoun that they preferred to be called by.
This may include:
- Someone who has undergone gender reassignment surgery
- Someone who now identifies themselves as the opposite gender they were assigned at birth even though they have not undergone any gender reassignment surgery.
- Someone who identifies as non-binary and prefers to be referenced by an alternative pronoun like "Ze","Ve", "Xe" etc, or exclusively using the ambiguous "They".
The question is: are there any halachic problems that would prevent an observant Jew from using someone else's preferred pronouns?
Possible factors could be:
- מדבר שקר תרחק
- מסייע לדבר עבירה
- מחזיקי ידי עוברי עבירה
- דרכי שלום
Although it is not clear if any of these would really apply in this case.
Also to consider: Would it make a difference if the person underwent gender reassignment surgery? (not sure how one would know this) Does it make a difference if the person is Jewish or non-Jewish?