Wednesday, September 3, 2008

L.A. CA - Orthodox Jewish Groups Join California Churches In Support of Proposition 8

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3, 2008 ( - The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, more popularly known as the Orthodox Union, or O.U., and Agudath Israel of California, an ultra-Orthodox group, have joined a coalition of California religious groups supporting Proposition 8, which, if passed in November, would reverse the California State Supreme Court's May 15 ruling that gave homosexuals the "right" to "marry." reported last week on the formation of the faith-based coalition, which includes Jews, Muslims, Evangelicals, Catholics, Mormons, Sikhs and Hindus.

The Orthodox Union, founded in 1898, is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish organizations in the United States and represents about 1,000 synagogues and congregations.


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