Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Los Angeles, in conjunction with California Faith for Equality, Metropolitan Community Church, and the Fellowship, launched a campaign to support "To Have and To Hold: Faith Leaders for the Freedom to Marry."
This message comes during the "Limits on Marriage" ballot measure petition in California, a similar ballot measure in Florida, potential initiatives in other states, and with heated discussions about marriage within the structures of many religious denominations. The videos feature prominent faith leaders across denominations and discuss:
Rabbis in the video include Denise Eger, Edward Feinstein, Harold Schulweis, and Zach Shapiro. Many other rabbis participate in CFE's campaign for the freedom to marry.
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