One of the interesting developments in the battle for marriage equality has been the increasing involvement of religious groups – in favor of the reform. Many churches and synagogues now have same-sex commitment ceremonies; and many people of faith believe that gay couples are just as deserving of God’s love as straight couples. Money quote from a related story in the NYT today:
"When one group is singled out for discrimination, it’s not long before other groups will be singled out, too," said Rabbi Craig Axler of Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, Pa. "It’s the first time we see the Constitution in danger of enshrining discrimination against one party, one class, and to remain silent as a Jew is unconscionable."
It’s no coincidence, I think, that Jews remain the ethnic group most supportive of gay dignity and equality.