Agudath Israel Hails N.Y. Court Ruling Upholding
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
A decision by New York State's highest court last week
rejecting a challenge to the state's definition of marriage
as the sanctioned union of a man and a woman elicited strong
support from Agudath Israel of America.
The Agudah, which has long been active in the battle to
preserve the traditional definition of marriage, hailed the
New York Court of Appeals 4-2 ruling as a "pivotal,
potentially critical, development" in the modern-day battle
over the meaning of marriage.
"By refusing to go along with the Massachusetts Supreme
Court's radical redefinition of marriage," commented Agudath
Israel's executive vice president for government and public
affairs Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, "the New York Court of
Appeals has served notice that there are limits to judicially
instigated social revolutions."