The Conservative Movement Must Endorse Equal Same-sex Marriage

As a Conservative Jew, I am pained that a movement that stands for tradition and change has chosen to endorse an ancient bias against gays and lesbians. We should be endorsing fully egalitarian same-sex marriage, and not a second-class alternative.

This past week, the Conservative movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, the authoritative body that decides matters of Jewish practice for Conservative Jews, approved a responsum that lays out several options for same-sex “marriage”...