Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Opposes Legal Recognition Of Same Sex Marriage; Supports Constitutional Amendment As Recourse

Orthodox Union (OU), March 25, 2004

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America supports a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to the union of a man and a woman. We believe that this proposal is an appropriate response to recent decisions by America's courts and unauthorized actions by elected officials in a critical arena of social policy. The current amendment pending in Congress does not sanction discrimination against homosexuals and it will not deprive them of certain civil benefits that state or local legislatures might afford to homosexuals. It will, however, enshrine in law the traditional and normative definition of the institution of marriage.

Topic: Political Behavior, Homosexuality, Orthodox Judaism, LGBT Issues, Prejudice, Discrimination, Marriage, GLBT Issues, Public Policy, Politics

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Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Opposes Legal Recognition Of Same Sex Marriage; Supports Constitutional Amendment As Recourse. Orthodox Union (OU). 25 March 2004: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7800


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