American Conference of Cantors commends the decision to strike down California’s Proposition 8
The American Conference of Cantors commends the decision to strike down California’s ballot
proposition banning same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, as unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals. The ACC stands with the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and the Religious
Action Center (RAC) lauding this critical decision to bring marriage equality nearer to reality. We have
long supported the rights of all individuals of our community. In June of 2000, the ACC affirmed sanctity
of Jewish ritual for same-sex couples; in 2007 our membership once again resolved to support lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender civil issues. We continue to affirm our abiding commitment to protecting
the rights and dignity of all LGBT individuals, couples, and families.
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About the American Conference of Cantors
Founded in 1953, the American Conference of Cantors is the pre-eminent professional organization of
Cantors in North America, currently representing over 450 cantors in North America and around the
world. As clergy committed to Judaism and Jewish Music, the membership of the ACC serves the diverse
needs of the Jewish people. As an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the ACC supports its
members in their sacred calling as emissaries for Judaism and for Jewish music, providing a unique and
dynamic vision of programs and initiatives that respond to the needs of the greater Reform community.
For more information, please visit the ACC’s website at www.accantors.org.