Jewish groups are split on a constitutional marriage amendment approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The amendment would define marriage as “the union of a man and a woman.” A number of Jewish groups, including the National Council of Jewish Women and the Reform movement, have mobilized against the amendment, which is likely to reach the full Senate next month but is unlikely to get the required two-thirds majority. Orthodox groups, including the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel of America, back it.
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