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The first legal marriage of a Jewish same-sex couple in an Australian synagogue

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Executive Council of Australian Jewry adopts policy on Same Sex civil marriage

Passed unanimously at the ECAJ Annual Conference in Melbourne on Sunday November 26 2017. Add a new Policy Item 54 as follows:   Same Sex civil marriage This Council: 54.1 NOTES the high response rate to the survey on same … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne welcomes the Yes result to the “Same-Sex Marriage” postal survey

Aleph Melbourne welcomes the result of the “Same-Sex Marriage” Postal Survey and looks forward to seeing marriage equality enacted under law in Australia without additional restrictions or degradation of dignity to LGBTIQ people. We acknowledge that the mechanism the government … Continue reading

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JCCV Statement on Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite Result

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is delighted that the same sex marriage plebiscite is now completed and that the people of Australia have shown that they are clearly in support of equality. We hope that Parliament moves quickly … Continue reading

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An open response to Isi Leibler

This article originally appeared on The Slowly Boiled Frog. Sunday, November 12, 2017 An open response to Isi Leibler Isi Leibler is a frequent contributor to the Jerusalem Post. Sunday he writes: “Candidly speaking: Recent sexual controversies and upheavals.” It … Continue reading

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Coalition for Marriage’s Karina Okotel thumbs her nose at Executive Council of Australian Jewry

On the “Same Sex Marriage Debate” episode of Q&A (Monday October 23 2017) Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage dismissed claims from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry: TONY JONES I’m going to bring in Karina here, because obviously you’re … Continue reading

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Jewish submissions to the Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill

Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill All submissions 6 Council of Progressive Rabbis and the Union for Progressive Judaism (PDF 2422 KB) [backup copy] 6.1 Supplementary to submission 6 (PDF 3073 KB)  [backup copy] 128 Rabbinic Council … Continue reading

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ADC responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

Out in Perth has published a response from the Anti-Defamation Commission in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) said he understood why cartoonists are drawn to the Nazi analogy but described the comparison as repulsive. … Continue reading

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ECAJ responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

The Australian has published a letter from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in their September 22 letters column, in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: I refer to Bill Leak’s cartoon (“Waffen SSM”, 21/9). It can be readily accepted that … Continue reading

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Former Bialik College student marries her same-sex partner

Today I received a copy of the Bialik College newsletter Shelanu (Issue 4, Sep 2015).  On the back page is a list of Births, Engagements and Marriages.  Ever hopeful, my eye was caught by the marriage announcement of 2004 student … Continue reading

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