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Orthodox rabbis release statement on respecting homosexuals

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/orthodox_rabbis_release_statement_on_respecting_homosexuals_20100804

Proposition 8 was overturned in part because it placed “the force of [U.S.] law behind stigmas against gays and lesbians,” according to a ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. Just days before, in a statement released in late July that draws extensively on Jewish law, a group of Orthodox rabbis and educators wrote that even though halachah prohibits homosexual sex and same-sex relationships, gay Jews in their communities shouldn’t be subjected to social stigma.

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