Support of Marriage Ruling; Opposes Efforts to Undermine Equality for Same-Sex Couples

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), 2004

The Northeast Region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (NER-CCAR) is a regional organization of over 100 Reform rabbis serving congregations, schools and organizations in New England. On January 14, 2004, NER-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. Department of Public Health that excluding gay and lesbian couples from marriage violates the state Constitution." It goes on to call upon the legislators of all states to affirm civil marriage rights of every person regardless of sexual orientation, and opposes legislative efforts to substitute a separate and lesser legal status, such as civil unions, for the full marriage equality same-sex couples deserve, and unequivocally opposes attempts to amend the constitution of any state or the Constitution of the United States in order to discriminate against same-sex couples and their families.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Civil Rights, Equality, Homosexuality, Advocacy, LGBT Issues, Marriage, GLBT Issues, Public Policy

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Genre: Resolution

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Support of Marriage Ruling; Opposes Efforts to Undermine Equality for Same-Sex Couples. Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). 2004: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7829


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