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.
Marriage and Family
OU Advocacy weighs in on federal and state issues as they affect the Jewish family.
Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 rulings:
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
Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement in reaction to the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit striking down “Proposition 8.” (Proposition 8 was a ballot … Continued
For: Immediate Release STATEMENT OF THE ORTHODOX UNION RE: SAME SEX MARRIAGE ENACTMENT IN NEW YORK STATE Consistent with our tradition and Jewish religious principles, we oppose the redefinition of marriage and the state sanction of same sex marriages. We … Continued
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
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