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Statements on Same-Sex Marriage

Oraynu has provided written support to Egale Canada and our members regularly contact their Members of Parliament when action is required.

Support for Marriage Rights of Same-Sex Couples

Whereas the SHJ affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person,

Whereas the SHJ supports the right and responsibility of adults to choose their marriage partners,

Whereas the SHJ philosophy is supportive of equal rights and responsibilities for all in the matters of marriage and divorce, and

Whereas lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered people have been denied the social, economic, and political benefits and consequences of marriage and divorce,

Be it resolved that we support the legal recognition of marriage and divorce between adults of the same sex, and that we affirm the value of marriage between any two committed adults with the sense of obligations, responsibilities, and consequences thereof.

Society for Humanistic Judaism
April 16, 2004