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MK Yigal Guetta left the ultra-Orthodox Shas party after prominent rabbis demanded his resignation for attending a same-sex marriage.An ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker resigned on Wednesday after a number of prominent rabbis demanded his party fire him for attending his gay nephew’s wedding.Shas MK Yigal Guetta told Israeli media at the beginning of the week that he attended his nephew’s same-sex marriage ceremony, prompting outrage from leading Sephardic rabbis affiliated with the deeply religious party.”[My nephew] said he wanted my blessing,” Guetta told Army Radio on Sunday, “I told him I don’t understand about such things. And he told me that he’s gay and that he’s marrying a man.

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So I told him that now I understand even less.”My entire family went to the wedding. I usually don’t tell my kids to what events they should go, but this time I told them attendance was mandatory. Beforehand, I told my kids: ‘We’re going to make him happy because he’s my sister’s son and I want him to be happy, but I want you to know that according to the Torah this [wedding] is forbidden and an abomination. I have no leeway on this.” Read more… v v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v vv v  v v v v v v v v v