Tag: Gay Marriage

Jerusalem rabbis speak out in support of the Pride Parade

Despite hundreds of rabbis speaking out against Jerusalem’s gay parade and Rabbi Yigal Levenstein’s anti-gay comments, a Jerusalem-based Orthodox rabbi nevertheless gave full support to the event.   “I feel there is a community who is being oppressed at the moment, and society is judged on how you treat your disenfranchised,” Rabbi Donniel Hartman told […]

Leading Zionist Rabbis Protest ‘Abomination’ of Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Israeli rabbis who are both Zionist and ultra-Orthodox have published a letter opposing Thursday’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem, calling the event a “parade of abomination.” The president of Jerusalem’s Har Hamor Yeshiva, Rabbi Zvi Tau, published the letter Wednesday with Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, the head of the Ateret Yerushalayim Yeshiva in the Old City’s […]

Schlissel suspected of planning to have brother attack Pride Parade

Yishai Schlissel was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion that he had established contact with radical activists in an effort to plan an attack during the Pride Parade held in Jerusalem, it was cleared for publication Thursday   According to information and evidence gathered during a police investigation, Schlissel planned with his brother, Michael Schlissel to […]

J’lem Police commander: Pride parade to continue as planned

The Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance is set to continue on its planned route despite threats by extremist elements to disrupt it, said Jerusalem District Police Commandner Yoram Halevy.   “Any and all attempts to disrupt the parade will be met with a firm and resolute response, and they will be arrested and prosecuted,” […]

The gay couple marrying tomorrow at J’lem Pride respond to Barkat

Yochai Werman and Yotam Hacohen intend to celebrate their love at the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance on Thursday by holding a marriage ceremony at Liberty Bell Park.   Their joy however, will also be accompanied by sadness with the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki in last year’s Pride parade figuring in the background. Prominent […]

Barkat condemned by Left for not participating in Gay Pride Parade over religious objections

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was lambasted by left-wing politicians Wednesday as insensitive and biased after announcing that he will not attend Thursday’s Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade because it is damaging to the ultra-Orthodox and right-wing sectors’ sensibilities.   In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth, Barkat – who has a largely right-wing and religious municipal coalition, […]

Gay rights: California becomes first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools

California is to become the first state in the US to teach LGBT history in schools. The decision by the California State Board of Education follows a consultation period, during which several changes, as well as the inclusion of LGBT history, were decided upon.   The changes were praised by Equality California, which campaigns for […]

Same-sex ‘marriage’ fight in Kentucky ends

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to vacate a lower court’s injunctions against Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and dismiss her pending appeals, giving her a clear victory in a fight over same-sex “marriage.”   “We celebrate this final victory for Kim Davis,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which […]

Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the country’s first head of government to take part in Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.   Read More: Justin Trudeau joins Canada gay pride march – BBC News

Istanbul riot police disperse ‘Trans Pride’ march

Istanbul riot police fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Sunday (June 19) to disperse a march for transgender people banned after ultra-nationalists said that “degenerates” could not demonstrate.   Hundreds of riot police cordoned off the city’s main Taksim Square to prevent the “Trans Pride” rally taking place during the Muslim holy month of […]