Recognition for Lesbian and Gay Partnerships

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), October 23, 1993

The Union of American Hebrew Congregations has been in the vanguard of support for the full recognition of equality for lesbians and gays in society. This has been clearly articulated in UAHC resolutions dating back to 1977. But far more remains to be accomplished. Today, committed lesbian and gay couples are denied the benefits routinely accorded to married heterosexual couples: they cannot share in their partner's health programs; they do not have spousal survivor rights; and, as seen in recent court rulings, individual lesbian or gay parents have been adjudged unfit to raise their own children because they are lesbian or gay and/or living with a lesbian or gay partner, even though they meet the "parenting" standards required of heterosexual couples.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Equality, Homosexuality, Membership, Policy, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Inclusion, Synagogues and Congregations

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Recognition for Lesbian and Gay Partnerships. Union for Reform Judaism (URJ),Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC). 23 October 1993: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7771


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