First Jewish same-sex marriage announced in Sydney

The Emanuel Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins has told J-Wire the shul will host the first same sex marriage on May 2.

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Rabbi Kamins added that the first couple to be married will be two men.

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In the meantime, the synagogue has hosted a ceremony renewing marriage vows between Dr Kerryn Phelps and Jackie Stricker with Rabbi Kamins officiating.

Australia legislated for same sex marriage last month with both women playing role to secure the success of the push for the new law.

Photo Jonatan Svensson Glad // CC-BY-SA 4.0 // via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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