By Rabbi Aaron Gol...
February 23, 2010
Liberal Judaism has always been committed to promoting justice and equality for all members of society. In 2005 we became the first religious movement in the UK to publish official liturgy, the B’rit Ahavah, for same sex partnership blessings. However, a same sex couple wishing to have their civil partnership take place in a religious building is currently prevented from doing so by UK law. Liberal Judaism regrets this and is therefore supporting Lord Alli's amendment to the Equality Bill which will permit civil partnerships to take place inside religious buildings.
You can read about Liberal Judaism’s support for the Bill in today’s Times:
You can read the letter from the Anglican Bishops here:
For details on the amendment, which was proposed by Lord Alli, you can consult Hansard:
http://tiny.cc/E4j6J or visit http://equalitybill.com/ to learn more about the campaign to support the amendment.