I applaud the efforts throughout this country to support and endorse equal marriage rights and privileges for everyone in a monogamous, committed relationship, regardless of sexual orientation. I look forward to the day when I can be in any city in this country standing under the huppah before two Jewish men or two Jewish women and say “by the power vested in me by the state of….” at the end of their Jewish wedding.
This has, of course, been in the news a great deal lately. Here are some resources within the Jewish community on the issue.
The Jewish Telegraph Agency has a news story on some of the same sex Jewish couples getting married in San Francisco. The CCAR, the rabbinic organization of the Union of Reform Judaism, endorses equal marriage rights for all Jews whether in same-sex or opposite-sex couples. The Northeast Region of the CCAR unanimously passed a resolution supporting equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. The resolution voices support for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling in Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health. You can find the text of the resolution here.