Aug 3, 2010

Prop 8 Decision TOMORROW!

Congregation Netivot Shalom    || 
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The U.S. District Court will issue a ruling tomorrow in the case against Proposition 8,the California constitutional amendment banning same-gender marriages. 

Win or lose tomorrow, we want to invite you to celebrate civil rights for all love, no matter the gender. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 4, marriage equality supporters will start in the Castro at Harvey Milk Plaza (17th and Castro, San Francisco) at 5 p.m. and march to Civic Center Plaza for a rally at 6:45 p.m.

Photo by Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times. Rev. Deborah Lee, Rev. Nicole Naffaa, Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Rabbi Camille Angel
faith justice

When it comes to equal rights the Jewish Community is unwavering.

We strongly support civil rights; including equal protection under the law and the separation of church and state. Same-sex couples are entitled to the right to enter into a civil marriage and relegating these unions to a lesser type of recognition creates second-class citizen status. Under federal law and the law of most states, well over one thousand rights, responsibilities and privileges accrue only to married couples and their families exclusively.

In addition, our community benefits when adults choose to share their lives with partners based on a loving, committed, long-term union that has equal dignity under the law.  Individuals in such a union enjoy the benefits of shared resources and experiences, and provide sustenance and support for one another in good times and bad.

Tomorrow - win or lose - join us in a celebration of love and the belief that we were all made b'tzelem elohim, in the image of G-d.

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