As a Jew and a Christian we disagree on many things. One believes the Messiah has not yet come. One believes Jesus of Nazareth was He. Our politics are rather different too. One of us is as progressive as the other is conservative. And yet despite these differences, we are friends. Friends who share the fundamental Judeo-Christian world view that God made all persons in the divine image. Friends who are grateful that our nation's Constitution protects the basic human rights of all persons.
On these latter grounds, we oppose the upcoming statewide referendum on marriage. We believe it not only assaults the dignity of gay persons in lifelong committed partnerships, it alienates them from the life, liberty and happiness they desire to have.