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November 19, 2003
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The Reform movement’s policy arm lauded a ruling declaring unconstitutional Massachusetts’ ban on same-sex marriage. Tuesday’s decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court is a “landmark step toward ensuring the right of gay and lesbian Americans to share in the joys, and privileges, of marriage afforded heterosexual Americans,” the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism said in a statement. But Nathan Diament, of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs, said the ruling “calls into question the consensus in the country on the traditional institution of marriage.”

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