Conflicting Conservative opinions expected to open the way for gays

December 6, 2006 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Civil Rights | Leave a comment

(JTA) The Conservative movement’s highest legal body moved to allow commitment ceremonies for gays and the ordination of gay rabbis.

With the endorsement Wednesday of three conflicting teshuvot, or halachic responsa, by the movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards — two upholding the longstanding ban on homosexuality and one permitting ordination of gay rabbis and commitment ceremonies — it’s likely that other rabbis will now begin performing such ceremonies, comfortable in the knowledge that they enjoy halachic sanction from the movement’s highest legal body.

Read more at http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=17355&intcategoryid=4

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