The Minnesota Rabbinical Association has come out in opposition to the state’s pending constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The rabbis’ statement says the amendment “seeks to continue the practice of leaving individual families within the LGBT community vulnerable and unprotected by the law. To honor an individual is to fight against discrimination in society for any reason, including race, religion, natural origin, gender, age or sexual orientation. “Throughout history the Jewish community has faced discrimination, and therefore we will not stand by while others are targeted.” The Jewish group joins with some other Protestant groups in opposition, showing how divisive the amendment will be in faith communities. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and conservative-leaning faith groups support the amendment’s passage.
(Tipped by JMG reader Robin)