Weinstein: "The Vermont legislature made clear that all loving, committed couples, regardless of the sexual orientation of those involved, deserve respect and recognition from their government."
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2013 that the legal marriages of same-sex couples must be given equal status under federal law.
I recently ended a three-week trip to the United States and returned home to Israel. This was a particularly emotional trip, as I was in Boston the day of Marathon. I saw firsthand how resilient the people of Boston are in a crisis.
Saperstein: "Loving, committed couples deserve the opportunity to celebrate their relationships and have them validated in the eyes of the law."
New York State has banned discrimination against the transgender community in the workplace and the District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. But in Uganda, proposed legislation would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or death.
This week brings us Yom Y'rushalayim (May 8 / 28 Iyar), one of several Jewish holidays commemorating events of war in the modern State of Israel. This one recalls Israel's "recovery" of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War in 1967.