C. J. approves equal marriage-( North America )
The Conservative faction of American Judaism has formally come out in support of equal marriage, nearly six years after lifting a ban on ordaining gay men and women as rabbis.
The Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) ruled unanimously, with one abstention, according to the committee chairman, Rabbi Elliot Dorff. The panel of scholars have approved two model wedding ceremonies, and also guidelines for divorce between same-sex couples.
Conservative Judaism is the second-largest denomination of Jewish people in North America, between liberal and traditional factions. Conservative Judaism lifted the ban on ordination of gay priests in December 2006.
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