President Obama has evolved
Today’s announcement is a major turning point in the history of American Civil Rights.
President Obama reaffirmed the fundamental equality of LGBT Americans.
In the Jewish Community, we learn that all people are created b'tselem Elohim, in the Divine image, (Gen. 1:27), and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are inspired by our faith and history to stand up for the rights of LGBT Americans, including civil marriage, because we have known the experience of being victims of group hatred, persecution, and discrimination. We feel empathy for those who are victimized, deprived of opportunities, and discriminated against because of who they are.
Today is a testament to President Obama’s convictions.