same sex marriage

Scott Walker Surrounds The Issues

In ancient times, namely the pre-Internet Vietnam War era, Members of Congress routinely had two form letters for responding to constituents writing about the war.  Each version agreed with the letter writer, pro or con.  Eventually they were outed and had to adopt a single position, much to the consternation of politicians who devote endless energy to avoiding the tough decisions that might offend constituents and contributors. 

Liberals Taking Historic Change In Stride

While fight for benefits continues, sense of normalcy about gay nuptials.
Associate Editor
06/12/2013 - 20:00
Two minutes after the clock struck midnight on May 1, Fran and Anna Simon became the first LGBT couple in Colorado to legally unite, under the state’s new civil union law.
Jewish couple Fran and Anna Simon celebrated their civil union. Photo courtesy Fran and Anna Simon

The Art Of The Vow

Ketubah designer says it’s too early to tell if flurry of same-sex marriage legislation will affect business.
Associate Editor
06/12/2013 - 20:00

When Aliza Boyer started making ketubahs, or Jewish wedding contracts, in 2008, the irony was that she and her girlfriend, who was helping with the business at the time, could not legally marry.

While many same sex couples have immediately had civil marriage ceremonies, fewer have opted for Jewish weddings with a ketubah,

Tolerance, Tradition Collide In Same-Sex Union Row

N.J. paper’s about-face raises a myriad of thorny questions.
10/12/2010 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

In light of the controversy in recent days over whether or not Jewish community newspapers should publish same-sex union announcements, I have an admission to make.

More than three decades ago, the Jewish newspaper I edited in Baltimore became the first to publish a same-sex announcement.

Gary Rosenblatt

Paladino Reads Anti-Gay Remarks Prepared By Yehuda Levin In Brooklyn

10/09/2010 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino vowed to “oppose the homosexual agenda” in two public speeches with representatives of the Orthodox community, most of them chasidim, in Brooklyn on Sunday.

“Your community and other religious communities and pro-values communities can still band together to save societal values,” said Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo at a synagogue led by Rabbi Yechezkel Roth in 53rd Street in Borough Park. "Marriage should be between a man and a woman, pure and simple."

N.J. Newspaper Controversy Pits Gays Against Orthodox

Standard’s publishing and about-face of same-sex wedding announcement sparks battle on diversity and inclusion.
10/04/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The decision by a major New Jersey Jewish newspaper to include the wedding announcement of two men in its “Lifecycle” section (and then to apologize, and reverse policy soon after) is fueling a debate about the role of Jewish newspapers in the communities they cover.

Justin Rosen, left, and Avi Smolen. New Jersey Jewish Standard
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