Marriage and Family

OU Advocacy weighs in on federal and state issues as they affect the Jewish family.

Orthodox Union Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement: “In response to the decisions announced today by the United States Supreme Court with reference to the issue of legal recognition of same sex marriage, we reiterate the historical position of the Jewish faith, enunciated unequivocally in our Bible, Talmud and Codes, which forbids homosexual relationships and condemns the institutionalization of such relationships as marriages. Our religion is emphatic in defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Our beliefs in this regard are unalterable. At the same time, we note that Judaism teaches respect for others and we condemn discrimination against individuals.
Read More Posted at June 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

Orthodox Union Expresses Disappointment with President Obama’s Endorsement of Same Sex Marriage; States Appreciation for President Obama’s Recognition of Need for Protection of Religious Liberties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2012 Contact: Nathan Diament 202-513-6484 Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement in reaction to President Barack Obama’s endorsement of legal recognition for same sex marriage: … Continued

Orthodox Union Statement on Maryland SB 116

STATEMENT OF THE ORTHODOX UNION ON SB 116 Today, the Maryland Senate’s Committee on Judicial Proceedings held a hearing on SB 116, The Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Protection Act. Regarding SB 116 and the hearing, the Orthodox Union (Union … Continued
Read More Posted at February 9, 2011 at 2:09 am

OU Convention Resolution Text

Alternative Life Styles and Moral Equivalencies The Orthodox Union views with great dismay the current effort to portray homosexuality as the moral equivalent of heterosexual monogamous relationships and as constituting a valid “alternative life style.” We are also deeply disturbed … Continued
Read More Posted at October 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm
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