Reacting to Tuesday’s vote in Maine repealing a state law redefining marriage, Agudath Israel’s executive vice president, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, issued the following statement:
“Maine voters’ repeal on Tuesday of a state law that redefined marriage is heartening indeed. It is noteworthy that voters in every state in the union that has put this issue before the electorate have opted to preserve traditional marriage.
“What this shows is that the concept of marriage is indeed well understood by the public. It means what it has always meant: the consecrated union of man and woman.
“Legislatures that try to change this classical definition are not only out of line but out of touch.”