New York faith leaders show support for same-sex marriage

A group of faith leaders in New York, representing 727 of their peers, stood together to show they support marriage equality. “This is a position that Reform Jewish Voice, as an organization with many, many, many constituent congregations, supports. Personally, I’m a lesbian. I’ve been with my partner 11 years. We’ve got four kids and we can’t even file joint income tax returns,” said Rabbi Debora Gordon of Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy. “I’m here also, honestly, on behalf of the youngsters in my congregation, because at least ten percent of them are going to grow up and discover that they are gay or lesbian and I want them to know that their rabbi and their religious tradition supports and affirms the basic human dignity of who they are,” said Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs.

[via WNYT.com]

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