Our Jewish homeland Israel got it right, partially, in terms of gay marriage when its High Court of Justice (“Supreme Court”) ruled six to one that five gay couples wedded outside of Israel can be registered as married couples. As Yuval Yoaz reports on Haaretz’s website:
A sweeping majority of six justices to one ruled that the civil marriages of five gay couples obtained in Toronto, Canada, can appear as married on the population registry. The gay petitioners sought to force the state to give equal recognition to common law marriages of heterosexual couples to those of gay marriages, which can be performed in certain countries.
While gay and lesbian Jewish couples still cannot be married within Israel, this is a step in the right direction for a Jewish state. Worry not about the comparisons to Sodom and Gemorrah. Jewish authorities from the prophet Ezekiel 16:46-50 to present times recognize that the sin of those two cities was their greed and selfishness.
May the rest of the world (America too) follow Israel’s lead.