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US Conservative Jews approve gay weddings

Committee on Jewish Law and Standards formally approves two model wedding ceremonies, guidelines for same-sex divorce.

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13th June 2012 03:07

Alessia Valenza | ILGA North America

The Conservative branch of American Judaism has formally approved same-sex marriage ceremonies, nearly six years after lifting a ban on ordaining gays and lesbians.The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards issued the ruling Thursday on a 13-0 vote with one abstention, said Rabbi Elliot Dorff, the committee chairman. The panel of scholars approved two model wedding ceremonies and guidelines for a same-sex divorce. Rabbis can adapt the marriage ceremonies for the couples. (Read the full story).