FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ORTHODOX UNION JOINS WITH OTHER RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN COURT FILING ON THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – through its Institute for Public Affairs, joined with other national religious organizations in filing a “friend of the court” brief with the California State Supreme Court urging the court to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Jewish tradition has always recognized the sanctity 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. The UOJCA believes that the law, which currently embodies the traditional and normative definition of the institution of marriage, should not be changed.
To see the full brief, click here. (link)
Further perspective on the Orthodox Jewish position on this topic can be found in a published essay authored by UOJCA executive vice president Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb can be seen here.