The Jewish religion allows gay marriage for gay men only. It doesn’t matter what Rabbi or Synagogue you go to, they will all agree on one thing, they cannot legitimately marry two women. Seriously, no self respecting Rabbi can support the eating of unkosher foods and as we all know, shellfish falls into that category….j/k. Sorry I had to do that, I thought of that while I was writing this entry.
Gay Marriage is actually ok for just about every religion, however within the Jewish Community and in Judiasm, it is actually a lot more gay friendly than most other religions. I have read through the torah numerous times and talked to tons of Rabbis and the one thing they all have in common is that none of them have a problem with gays or marrying gays and if you do find a Rabbi that will not marry gay people, then it is because that Rabbi just doesn’t like gay people.
Every Rabbi I spoke to from Reformed to Conservative and even the Orthadox Rabbis all agreed that even if they don’t approve of gay people, they are happy to marry them since there is nothing in the Torah or Jewish teachings that actually say being gay is bad or against god.
Although I am still not a fan of having to be religious, it was really cool to find out that a major and very ancient religion can actually be open minded and actually doesn’t add random things in later on to keep up with social issues and trends and actually doesn’t discriminate…now, there are plenty of things I don’t agree with with every religion, but I do give the Jews credit for one thing that you won’t find with many other religions that changed in modern times, they never banned or preteneded that being gay was evil and I am happy to say that the Jews love the gays and we should love them back.
If you are a Jew or your partner is, good news, you probably will not be going to hell if you get married since there is nothing in the Jewish religion that says gay people cannot get married.