Brooklyn Rabbis Back Off Ban On Lesbian Comedian

The New York Daily News reports:

City anti-discrimination law trumped religious rules in the case of a Jewish lesbian comic Brooklyn rabbis sought to bar from performing at a kosher restaurant on New Year’s Eve.

The Vaad Harabanim of Flatbush had put the kosher kibosh on Leah Forster’s gig after it decided allowing the restaurant to host it would be a violation of Jewish law.

On Friday, the Vaad said that an apologetic statement issued on letterhead from the group was doctored. The group is reaching out to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office to investigate.