Reform rabbis perform gay unions
For aeons, they have told me I couldn't be Retrieved October 14, A group of prominent Methodist ministers declared they would perform same-sex ceremonies, while leading Episcopalians want to write a service for such unions. A draft of a yet-unpublished report by a committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis says there can be kedushah sanctification in gay marriages, but a growing number of Reform rabbis seem to oppose adopting a resolution to that effect at their June convention.
He rejects the argument that such an endorsement will put pressure on rabbis who do not want to officiate at such events. Rabbis opposing the Reform measure privately blame a contingent of lesbian rabbis for pushing the resolution.
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Buddhism Hinduism Hare Krishna Sikhism. Until very recently same-sex marriage and other gay and lesbian issues met with little consensus in the Conservative movement. Views Read Edit View history. Meanwhile, Masorti synagogues in Europe and Israel, which have historically been somewhat more traditional than the American movement, continue to maintain a complete ban on homosexual and bisexual conduct, clergy, and unions.
But that biblical commandment does not give us license to ignore or abuse the significant number of carefully observant Jews who are LGBTQ. Soliciting Interpretation.