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Participant Perspectives: Jake Lichtenstein on Marriage Equality

By Jake Lichtensten, A participant in the social action major

Jake Lichtinstein

Jake Lichtenstein


Marriage equality. Something so simple, but for some reason unattainable. Well, June 26th, 2013 was the day that we realized marriage equality is attainable, and the steps that California and the Supreme Court have taken with Prop 8 and DOMA are fantastic, and will be recognized as a huge leap in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered marriage. I was lucky enough to be at Kutz when this decision was handed down and I am so grateful to be a part of this community that has shown unwavering support for marriage equality. In the social action major this morning, Cantor Leider spoke to us about these decisions and that they are perfect examples of  “Jewish Justice.” As a Jew, our morals and beliefs lead us to understand that all people are created equal, and that a person should not be deprived of the human need for companionship based on their sexual orientation, race, or any other aspect of their lives. Personally, it’s awesome to see the passion and the drive for marriage equality so present in the Kutz Camp, and I’m so grateful and excited for the coming month in this remarkable space.