Homosexual Marriage - Good/Bad for the Jews?
US President Barack Obama has warmly greeted as a "victory for American democracy" the US Supreme Court ruling that is is unconstitutional for the federal government to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. The decision does not grant marriage rights across the US but gives gay couples in the 13 states that allow same-sex marriage equal standing to their straight peers. Whereas this ruling is only a partial endorsement of homosexual marriage, the trend is clear that full equality of homosexual marriage in the USA, under Obama's leadership, is only an issue of time. A brief history of homosexuality goes something like this: 1. Homosexuality is outlawed as sinful by the world's three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). 2. It was criminal according to most legal codes around the world. 3. It was categorised as a mental disorder under the The American Psychiatric Association - and was removed in 1973; the rest of the w