CCAR Responsa: On Homosexual Marriage


Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis


Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Halakhah (Jewish Law); Religious Denominations; Marriage; Sexual Orientation

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinic arm of the Reform movement, weighs in on the following questions: May a Reform rabbi officiate at a wedding or "commitment" ceremony between two homosexuals? Does such a union qualify as kiddushin from a Reform perspective?