Lesbian and Gay Jews and Same Sex Relationships

By Roderick Young

Liberal Judaism, 2005

This statement outlines Liberal Judaism's stance on gay and lesbian inclusion. It rejects the Torah being used to stigmatize gay and lesbian Jews, and offers alternative interpretations of Leviticus 18:22. Additionally, Liberal Judaism concludes that it is wrong to discriminate against gays and lesbians, that since many gays and lesbians died at Hitler's hands, Jews should be especially sympathetic toward gays and lesbians' situations, that monogamous relationships are encouraged in heterosexual and same-sex couples, that same-sex couples are raising families in new and creative ways, and that gay men and lesbians should be able to live as God made them to be.

Topic: Homosexuality, Liberal Judaism, LGBT Issues, Prejudice, Family, Discrimination, GLBT Issues, Inclusion

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Genre: Statement

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Young, Roderick. Lesbian and Gay Jews and Same Sex Relationships. Liberal Judaism. 2005: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7852


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