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.
Pelavin: "The Respect for Marriage Act is a positive and welcome step toward full equality for the LGBT community."
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A classmate recently snapped a photo of a billboard promoting Israel’s right-wing Yachad party that read: “So there won’t be a child with a father and a father!”
The Reform Jewish Movement is encouraged to see the House prioritizing issues directly impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ Americans, but the Senate has yet to consider the Equality Act or LGBTQ+ provisions in a COVID-19 response bill. That is where we, as a people committed to social justice, have a role to play.
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.