Gay Marriage

SCOTUS Rulings: A Roller Coaster Ride For Liberal Jewish Groups

06/26/2013
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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

Rabbis: Vote For Weprin Prohibited

09/09/2011

It is halachically forbidden to support the congressional campaign of Democrat David Weprin, a group of Flatbush Orthodox rabbis decreed this week.

A letter signed by the group cites the Queens Assemblyman's vote in favor of same-sex marriage in July, insisting the vote was a chillul Hashem, or desecration of God's name.

Gay Marriage: A Moral Choice?

06/30/2011

Q - I have some sympathy for gay marriage, just legalized in New York, but I can't understand how anyone who takes the Torah seriously could consider it the proper moral choice. I mean, the book of Leviticus is rather explicit in describing homosexuality as "an abomination." How can anyone get around that?

Joshua Hammerman

When It Comes To Gay Marriage, Are Reform Rabbis Torah-phobic?

We know Reform rabbis support gay marriage. And, yes, they support intermarriage, too. They've got the Jewish marriage thing all figured out.

We know.

And we know that Reform clergymen love "dialogue" with any imam or priest, anywhere, any time.

California Gay Marriage Reversal Angers, Satisfies Jewish Groups

08/05/2010

(JTA) -- Jewish groups on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate reacted to a federal court's decision to repeal California's Proposition 8.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker on Wednesday overturned Proposition 8, which defines marriage under state law as only between a man and woman, ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

He stated that the freedom to marry is recognized as a fundamental right protected by the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Jews Strongly Back Gay Unions

09/24/2004
Staff Writer
Half of American Jews favor legalizing gay marriages and another third support civil unions — support strikingly at odds with the majority of Americans, according to the first survey of American Jewish attitudes on the subject.
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