Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights
Introducing the 2015-2016 Eisendrath Legislative Assistants!
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2015
It’s that time of year! The newest class of Eisendrath Legislative Assistants arrived at the RAC two weeks ago, and jumped right into the Washington, D.C. world of politics, advocacy and social justice. We are so looking forward to what they will do and accomplish for tikkun olam this year. Clockwise from the top left: Adam Waters grew […]
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CSA Comments on Congregational Ties to Boy Scouts
Posted on Thursday August 13, 2015
In response to the news late last month that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) had ended its controversial ban against gay scout leaders, the Commission on Social Action (CSA) of Reform Judaism sent a memo last week to all of the nearly 900 Union for Reform Judaism member congregations, informing them their 2001 recommendation that congregations not sponsor […]
June is LGBT Pride Month! Hosting a Pride Shabbat service is an excellent way to honor the movement for LGBT equality and inclusion, to celebrate recent victories against discrimination, and to commit to the work ahead.
Currently, federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, credit, and jury selection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to protect LGBT people from discrimination.