Decades of niceties and Pride marches have resulted in uncommitted declarations by only some of them that they “feel” for GLBTs. All smoke and mirrors. They don’t give a hood (we’re not talking about the three of four exceptions that we’ve seen in half a century).
Bad enough, so-called Orthodox recalcitrant Jewish men who refuse to grant their wives a religious divorce when they want one. Those are wayward men whom the rabbis need to “force.” We’re talking about possibly thousands of “chained” women.
How much larger the scandal of the collective of Orthodox rabbis that lacks human decency, common sense, and Jewish heart to free half a million Jewish (and 250 million Gentile) “chained” Gay men, also unable for Jewish Law to start a new family.
Instead, the rabbis offer a “choice” between “living” a life of total sexual abstinence and solitude or living “in sin.” They rule Gay marriage, loose sexual contacts and masturbation for Gay men all sinful. They are each caused by the rabbinic refusal to grant them partnership but at the height of chutzpah, they call them, just like many fundamentalist ignorant Christians, Gays’ “weakness of the flesh.”
Rabbis may be sincere in their regrets but their own warped ruling caused this disaster and scandal. So, the only remedy would be that they finally admit that they were wrong to glue laws for heterosexuals onto Gay men. Some Orthodox rabbis have cried crocodile tears for them while others have demanded that Gays stop calling themselves religious.
In any case, how nice, a Gentile court that now confirmed that such a divorce refuser must pay his chained wife millions until he lets her go.
It’s high time that this shaming of Judaism and apartheid is stopped. Where is some Gay couple that wants to have chupah while rabbinic authorities refuse? Force them. It’s nice to be nice but timidity is not the same as niceness. There’s no other way. It’s not enough to let G^d take care of this. We’re here to team up with Him. Sue them. Public opinion is with you (an unofficial prerequisite in new cases for civil courts). Prepare to win.