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  • Episcopal Church approves liturgy for same-sex unions

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 9:14 am

    The Episcopal Church—the U.S. branch of the old Church of England—yesterday approved a liturgy for its clergy to use during same-sex unions. Episcopalians are the largest U.S. denomination to do so.

    Reuters reports:

    Delegates to its triennial convention voted 171-50 to approve the...

  • Pacquiao vs. Mayweather vs. Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 17, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Like millions of people around the world, I have been waiting for the day that Manny and Floyd will get in the ring and have at it.  Proving for once and for all who the better fighter is, but I don’t imagine it will ever happen.  Why fight in the ring and risk humiliation when...

  • The Methodist rift over gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 19, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    The United Methodist Church is a hold out among mainline Protestant churches, the big denomination that has not changed the church’s stance on same-sex marriages or ordaining gay clergy. Homosexuality has been an increasingly divisive issue for churches, and has led to a lot of...

  • I Don’t Believe in Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    February 8, 2012 | 8:49 am

    To say that one supports gay marriage implies that gay marriage is somehow different from traditional marriage.  It’s not.  I think all people deserve the right to marry whether they are gay or straight.  If people are going to insist on differentiating gay marriage from...

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  • Preparing for Same-Gender Weddings

    June 28, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    All eyes will still be on New York in the coming weeks as the state prepares for marriage equality. I learned a lot in the run-up to wedding mania here in California in 2008, so I thought I would share some tips with those in New York.

    Clergy, officiants and recorders: Meet...

  • The will of the people, the light of Chabad, the gift of ‘The Goldbergs’

    December 11, 2008 | 1:13 am

    Proposition 8

    Thank you for printing Supervisor Yaroslavsky's eloquent piece ("Proposition 8 and 'The Will of the People,'" Nov. 28). While I fully respect the concept of the will of the people, I understand that America ensures that when the will of the people seeks to...
  • Marriage is a Jewish issue

    November 20, 2008 | 2:55 am

    This week's Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, is the biblical equivalent of JDate. After Sarah's death, Abraham gets busy trying to find the right wife for his son, Isaac. He sends his servant, Eliezer, to Abraham's hometown to make the match. Eliezer prays that the right girl will show...
  • Where’s the struggle?

    By David Suissa

    November 20, 2008 | 2:07 am

    I feel cheated. I've always been told that Judaism is all about the struggle -- the struggle with God, with ourselves, with ideas.

    I've been told that Judaism embraces the tension between opposing views; that a key part of being Jewish is the ability to hold onto, even nurture, this...

  • The spirit of Jonathan Swift, Rotbart should apologize

    November 20, 2008 | 1:17 am

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    It Can't Happen Here

    I was shocked by Rob Eshman's article wherein he found an unnamed organizer telling him that a coalition of blacks and Mormon leaders have begun laying the groundwork for a 2012 ballot initiative that would ban Jews from marrying Jews ("It Can't Happen Here,"...

  • Passage of Prop. 8 reveals rift between denominations

    By Rachel Heller

    November 12, 2008 | 11:52 pm

    Three days after California narrowly passed Proposition 8, the statewide ban on same-sex marriage, congregants of Beth Chayim Chadashim gathered in their Pico Boulevard sanctuary for a Friday night Shabbat service marked by solidarity and grief.

    "This week of all weeks we need...

  • Two out of state rabbis offer two opinions on anti-gay-marriage Prop. 8

    November 3, 2008 | 2:41 pm

    Op-Ed: Prop 8 goes against God's love for every person

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    NEW YORK (JTA)--As a rabbi, I would urge all residents of California to vote No on Proposition 8, the state ballot measure that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

    In...

  • Religious “No!” to Proposition 8

    October 28, 2008 | 8:59 pm

    "My Christian friends say homosexuality is a sin. Isn't Judaism based on the same Old Testament bible?  How does our synagogue welcome homosexuals with acceptance and equality?"
     
    I was substituting for our rabbi in our 10th grade confirmation class.  Homosexuality is not a...
  • Rabbi, I’m gay

    By Julie G Fax

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Steven Greenberg usually kept quiet through the gay jokes. After all, he had been in the closet in the Orthodox community for 20 years, so he was used to smiling through the ridicule, through tirades about same-sex marriage.

    But not that day last year around the Shavuot table....

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