For Immediate Release
ORTHODOX UNION DISMAYED BY CALIFORNIA COURT’S RECOGNITION OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – expressed its opposition to the decision of the California State Supreme Court to overturn two laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The UOJCA had joined with other traditional groups in filing a legal brief in this case.
Nathan J. Diament, director of public policy for the UOJCA stated:
The Jewish tradition has always recognized the sanctity and special nature of the institution of marriage, and that only the relationship between a man and a woman can be considered marriage. Moreover, Judaism teaches that the institution of marriage is central to the formation of a healthy society and the raising of children.
We call on the California Supreme Court to issue a stay on the implementation of the ruling, until the voters of California can decide the issue for themselves in a referendum this coming November