Sunday, June 28, 2015
American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage
Some 77% of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, according to data gathered in 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute. Some 47% of American Jews polled said that they “strongly favor” allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, and 30% said that they “favor” it. Thirteen Jewish groups, among them organizations representing the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative streams, were among the 25 groups that joined the amicus brief filed by the Anti-Defamation League in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Jews continue to use the legal system in their ongoing war against traditional American values.