Becoming human in the eyes of my country - Your Voice

Becoming human in the eyes of my country

Rabbi Dean Shapiro | Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:00 am

I used to think that talking donkeys were impossible, but then the impossible happened: the Supreme Court of the United States has legalized marriage between two people of the same sex throughout the country. We are now equal before the law. What a profound blessing.

The Stonewall Riots took place just months before I was born. Forty-six years ago, men and women were routinely arrested for drinking or dancing together. In many places, in my lifetime, we were labeled “criminal.”  We were invisible – or worse – in conventional culture.

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