It seems that as each day passes, more and more leaders and organizations are coming out against this mean-spirited amendment. A month ago, the Minnesota Rabbinical Association “adopted a statement opposing the proposed marriage amendment.”
The rabbis’ statement noted that the “Minnesota state constitution attempts to protect the rights of our citizens rather than to deny them,” while the proposed marriage amendment “seeks to continue the practice of leaving individual families within the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community vulnerable and unprotected by the law. To honor an individual is to fight against discrimination in society for any reason, including race, religion, natural origin, gender, age or sexual orientation. Throughout history the Jewish community has faced discrimination, and therefore we will not stand by while others are targeted.”
In early March, members and congregants will attend a Just Vote No event that will help engage and educate the Jewish community on defeating the marriage amendment.
I’ll continue to post examples of leaders, organizations and even religious groups that are taking a stand against this amendment and are vowing to vote No this NOvember.