Orthodox Union Deeply Troubled by Vermont Ruling for Same-Sex Couple Recognition

Orthodox Union (OU), December 20, 1999

The Orthodox Union was deeply troubled by the Vermont Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples must be extended the same benefits and privileges as traditionally married couples. Its president issued this statement, saying that while the Orthodox Jewish community in no way condones discrimination against individuals on the basis of their private conduct, we believe that America's moral values and traditions, of which traditional Judaism is a fountainhead, clearly assert that the unique status of marriage is reserved for the sacred union of a man and woman in a loving relationship.

Topic: Political Behavior, Homosexuality, Orthodox Judaism, LGBT Issues, Marriage, GLBT Issues, Public Policy, Politics, Values

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Coverage: United States , Vermont

Language: English

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Orthodox Union Deeply Troubled by Vermont Ruling for Same-Sex Couple Recognition. Orthodox Union (OU). 20 December 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7803


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