Feldman: Americans of all sexual orientations should be allowed the rights, privileges, joys and responsibilities of marriage.
Contact: Donald Cohen-Cutler, 212.650.4213
Pelavin: As we welcome the Jewish New Year, we are hopeful that this decision marks the beginning of a year where we will see dreams of equality and acceptance realized throughout our nation.
Gov. Paterson's announcement is a significant and welcome recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals' right to share in the personal and legal privileges of civil marriage afforded heterosexual Americans.
Pelavin & Henkin: "As we teach our children, all individuals are created b'tselem elohim, in the image of the Divine; today's ruling reflects that concept of inherent equality."
Saperstein: “Despite numerous triumphs, we cannot overstate our disappointment in the passage of several ballot measures that will restrict civil rights.”