same-sex marriage

Orthodox Jewish Groups Brace For Consequences Of Gay-Marriage Ruling


Washington – The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays.

A same-sex marriage supporter celebrating in San Francisco following the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage June 26, 2015. JTA

The Battle Continues

At CBST and along Fifth Avenue, gay Jews rejoiced, and planned next steps.


Like many Americans, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum spent part of her morning last Friday glued to her computer watching the live blog from the U.S. Supreme Court.

My Aunts Would Have Loved The Supreme Court Marriage Ruling


The first wail of mourning that I ever heard in my life was at my great-aunt Trudy’s funeral.

Amy Joslin carried this sign at a rally before the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2014, a year before the historic decision. RNS

Jewish Groups March In NYC Gay Pride Parade

Post-Obergefell v. Hodges, marchers express pride in their Jewish and LGBT identities.

Editorial Intern

Shonna Levin’s bright red shoes offset her black suit, white shirt, and wide-brimmed black hat, an outfit often worn by young men in yeshiva. The sign she held explained the combination: “For the bochur (young religious man) who lives in silence, I march with you.” 

Marchers express pride in their Jewish and LGBT identities. Talia Lakritz/JW

U.S. Jews Among Biggest Backers Of Same-Sex Marriage, Data Show

Some 77 percent of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, a 2014 report says.


American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate outside the Supreme Court on June 26. JTA

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


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


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.

Gambling On Gay Marriage

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

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

Minn. Rabbinical Group Opposes Ban On Same-Sex Marriages


(JTA) -- Members of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association have signed a statement opposing a state ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages.

The group represents rabbis from 15 congregations in the state from the Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements. No Orthodox rabbis signed the statement, which was adopted last month.

The statement said the rabbis were unanimous in opposing the amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot recognizing marriage only as a union between a man and a woman.

Rabbis: Vote For Weprin Prohibited


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.

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