Gay Marriage

Faith Leaders Call For Religious Protections Ahead Of Gay Marriage Hearing

04/27/2015

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on Tuesday (April 28) that could wind up legalizing gay marriage nationwide, dozens of Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve “the unique meaning of marriage in the law” — but also to “protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage.”

Survey: Jews, Buddhists Are Biggest U.S. Supporters Of Gay Marriage

04/23/2015

Jews are overwhelmingly supportive of same-sex marriage, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan To Flood Supreme Court With A Friendly Push

02/11/2015

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear from a lot of people on same-sex marriage.

Orthodox, Reform Groups Differ On Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Call

10/08/2014

Washington — Reform and Orthodox Jewish groups had opposite takes on the Supreme Court decision not to hear gay marriage cases, effectively extending the right to a majority of the states.

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s A Bad Thing

09/23/2014

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

SCOTUS Rulings: A Roller Coaster Ride For Liberal Jewish Groups

06/26/2013
JTA

A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

JCPA Tables Gay Marriage Resolution

Striving for consensus, public affairs council honors OU's objection.

03/04/2013
Editor and Publisher

There are two resolutions up for proposal at the two-day annual policy plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), starting Sunday in Washington, D.C. One advocates for fair pay, and the other for gun control. But the talk among the delegates will be about a third resolution that won’t be on the agenda.

Voices From The Polls: In City And Suburb, Jewish Voters Speak Out

From Manhattan to West Hempstead, Jews pull the lever and ponder the issues

11/07/2012

Across a storm-battered city and suburbs on Monday, Jewish voters went to the polls in substantial numbers, and shared their opinions about their choices.

“As a Jew, there’s no way I vote for the man in the White House right now,” said Leonard Daniels, 48, who is currently looking for work and has an accounting degree, as he voted on the Upper West Side at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on 86th Street.

Obama took the state of New York, but some Jewish voters opposed him vehemently. Getty Images

Gambling On Gay Marriage

Will Obama’s move rally liberal Jews — or drive away what’s left of his Orthodox supporters?

05/15/2012
Staff Writer

Most American Jews, who continue to overwhelmingly vote Democratic, will likely see President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that he supports gay marriage as further reason to vote for him. After all, a “Jewish values” poll released last month by the Public Religion Research Institute found 81 percent support the right of same-sex couples to marry.

President Barack Obama revealed that his views had changed. getty images

Kol Chatan v’Kol Chatan: Celebrating with Groom and Groom

11/09/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

Among the variety of incredible lifecycle moments throughout a Jewish life, it goes without saying that a wedding is certainly one of the sweetest to experience. Surrounded by family and friends, dressed in our finest, cameras at the ready, taking part in a wedding celebration has always been considered one of the greatest mitzvot for us to perform.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows
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