Jews gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court’s rejection of prohibitions on gay sex. Liberal rabbis embraced the high court’s reversal Thursday of a 17-year-old decision allowing states to punish acts such as sodomy, ruling that homosexuals have a right to privacy. But David Zweibel, executive vice president for government and public affairs for Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox group, blasted the ruling, saying it threatens to topple laws against incest, prostitution and other immoral acts.
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