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  • Holocaust memorial to gays to be built in Tel Aviv

    August 21, 2013 | 9:52 am

    A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis will be built in Tel Aviv.

    The monument, the first of its kind in Israel, will be constructed in Meir Park, near the Tel Aviv Gay and Lesbian Association Center in the central part of the city, Haaretz reported.

    It will include a...

  • L.A. Jewish LGBT community reacts to same-sex marriage decisions

    June 26, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Leaders of the area’s Jewish LGBT community rejoiced today after the Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples, was unconstitutional. The court also paved the way for a return of same-sex marriage to...

  • Boy Scouts and gays: end the ban—and the boycott

    By Mark Paredes

    February 18, 2013 | 12:09 am

    “While we must practice tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs, including their right to explain and advocate their positions, we are not required to respect and tolerate wrong behavior.” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Mormon Apostle

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    It’s impossible to be a Mormon...

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  • New York Does the Right Thing and Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    June 24, 2011 | 10:57 pm

    Today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s gay marriage bill, making gay marriage legal in the state of New York.  God Bless the people of New York for making the correct decision and allowing all of her residents to be equal.  It was the right thing, it was the only choice, and...

  • Rabbi breaks with Carl Paladino over apology

    October 14, 2010 | 12:30 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    The alliance between the Republican Carl P. Paladino and an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn has fallen apart, with the rabbi denouncing Mr. Paladino on Wednesday for his apology over remarks he had made about homosexuality on Sunday.

    The rabbi, Yehuda Levin, who helped write those remarks, said Mr. Paladino “folded like a cheap camera” because of the uproar they had set off. And the rabbi said he could no longer support Mr. Paladino’s candidacy for governor of New York.

  • Synagogues Working to Be More Open to Gays

    March 13, 2009 | 2:17 pm

    [UPDATE]

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The newsletter sent out last month by Temple Israel of New Rochelle contained the usual sort of announcements, including a reminder about the synagogue’s upcoming Purim carnival, mazal tovs and condolences, and information about a social event at a local...

  • Open-Door Policy

    By Ruth Stroud

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    They are your brother, your cousin, your lawyer, your best friend, or possibly yourself. Yet, while there are as many gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the Jewish community as in any other, they often feel like outcasts in their own faith, afraid that they can't be open about their...
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