Thursday, December 07, 2006

Now Jews Do Too...

Conservative Jews give the okay to same-sex unions.

And the title, it's meant to rhyme and be funny. I'm the product of a Catholic mom and a Jewish father. That means multiple types of guilt, but lots of humor.

I always think of the same-sex marriage issue as being something that should be pursued outside of religion, on the basis that religions have the right to their own interpretations of how their followers should live, and hey! there's the that whole church-n-state divide upon which our fine country was predicated.

However, as a number of branches of major religions come on board, I wonder if the way to civil protection will be via our churches and synagogues. It's hard to say, but it's interesting to think that the change may explode through the church and synagogues and mosques and temples out into society rather than the other way around, i.e. the secular government (although, really, with Bush in office, is it secular? barely) legislating or deciding through a judicial process that same-sex marriage is okay.


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