By Cantor Jason Kaufman
I often think about how fortunate I am to live in this period of time when social justice for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community is advancing at such a rapid pace.
I never felt this more profoundly than on April 28, when I stood outside the United States Supreme Court to demonstrate my support for marriage equality. Thanks also to a great deal of luck, I was even able to sit inside the chamber and listen to the oral arguments for a few brief minutes. As I walked into the courtroom I consciously called to mind LGBTQ heroes and righteous allies who helped to make the day possible - individuals who helped to bend the arc of justice that Dr. King spoke about, so that we could even approach this time when the Supreme Court would consider granting the LGBTQ community a fraction of our fundamental rights as American citizens.