Equal Rights, Equal Access

We, the undersigned rabbis, applaud your recent decision to publish same-gender union ceremony announcements.

Gay and lesbian couples ought to have equal rights and equal access. It is not the responsibility of the Jewish News to make the news; it is the responsibility of the Jewish News to report the news.

Further, we oppose Proposal 2 on the November ballot. Proposal 2 is a bigoted, hateful attempt to permanently enshrine discrimination in the Michigan Constitution, forever making it illegal to provide domestic partnership benefits (including health insurance) for same-gender committed life partners and their children.

Justice demands that we use our voices of reason and charity and implores us to act vociferously against discrimination of any kind.

Rabbi Joshua Bennett

Rabbi Jonathan Berkun

Rabbi Lauren Berkun

Rabbi David Castiglione

Rabbi Ernst Conrad

Rabbi Robert Dobrusion

Rabbi Marla Hornsten

Rabbi Miriam S. Jerris

Rabbi Joseph Klein

Rabbi Joseph Krakoff

Rabbi Jennifer Kroll

Rabbi Robert Levy

Rabbi Harold Loss

Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Michael Moskowitz

Rabbi David Nelson

Rabbi Daniel Nevins

Rabbi Norman Roman

Rabbi Dannel Schwartz

Rabbi Rachel Shere

Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg

Rabbi Aaron Starr

Rabbi Daniel B. Syme

Rabbi Eric Yanoff

Rabbi Paul Yedwab

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