On the night of Donald Trump’s election victory Karen Goldberg cried. She tried to sleep, but kept waking in starts of disbelief. Then she e-mailed her rabbi and told him that she wanted to get married as soon as possible.
The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays.
What does it feel like to be gay and Jewish, after the Supreme Court backed same-sex marriage but struck down voting rights? It depends on what that means, Jay Michaelson writes.
Edith Windsor dedicated her win in the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act to her late partner, Thea Spyer. ‘What a way to celebrate the life of my beloved.’
Jewish groups continued to react to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, with most mainstream groups lining up to back the twin decisions pushing the legal envelop on same-sex nuptials.
The Supreme Court upheld the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.
The Supreme Court handed significant victories to gay rights advocates by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for same-sex marriage in California.