Self Evident Truth

We have a proud heritage of righting our prior wrongs, of ending slavery, of granting women the right to vote, of civil rights legislation. The Defense of Marriage Act's end is sure to come, and when it does no storm will shake the foundations. It will simply make fuller the promise of the constitution, that self-evident truth that in being all created equal, we are all entitled to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Steven Greenberg is an Orthodox rabbi, ordained at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Since 1985 he has served as a senior educator for CLAL, a think tank, leadership-training institute, and resource center. Rabbi Greenberg is the author of Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, which won the 2005 Koret Jewish Book Award. He is currently rabbi-in-residence at two cutting edge organizations, Hazon, a leading Jewish environmental organization, and Keshet, a grassroots organization dedicated to LGBT inclusion in the Jewish community.

7/7/2009 4:00:00 AM