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Vermont Passage of Same-Sex Marriage a Welcome Victory

Weinstein: “The Vermont legislature made clear that all loving, committed couples, regardless of the sexual orientation of those involved, deserve respect and recognition from their government.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2009– In response to the legalization of marriage equality in Vermont, Barbara Weinstein, Legislative Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

As we prepare for the Passover holiday and remember the bitterness of oppression and intolerance, we are cheered by the sweetness of today’s victory for marriage equality in Vermont.

By overriding the governor’s veto, Vermont now joins Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Iowa to lead our nation in civil marriage equality. The Vermont legislature made clear that all loving, committed couples, regardless of the sexual orientation of those involved, deserve respect and recognition from their government.

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The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the Washington office of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes more than 1,800 Reform rabbis.



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