LGBT Inclusion


Granting basic rights to the LGBT community is an issue of basic economic justice, legal equality, and human dignity. Traditional Jewish law has no established model for gay marriage, but this is an entirely separate matter. We have no right to coercively prevent, by force of civil law, an individual from enjoying true happiness and fulfilling their life potential when it poses no harm to any other. Our stance on religious law and our stance on political law are not intertwined. This is not about any particular religious rule or custom but about the grander ethos of the Torah.

 

Sources:

The Commandment of “Hachnassat Orchim” (“Welcoming Guests”) with Rabbi Steven Greenberg

One Straight, White, Cis-Gender Rabbi’s Role as an LGBTQ Ally

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuly-yanklowitz/orthodox-rabbi-gay-marriage_b_4452154.html

 

 

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