Revolt in Mexico City
This just in: At least one Rabbinical Assembly member has reported that the Conservative rabbis gathered this week in Mexico for their annual meeting have passed a resolution repealing the recent procedural changes that would have made it vastly more difficult for the movement to change its current policy on homosexuality. (The rabbis leading the effort to repeal the changes argue that they were made improperly, against the letter and spirit of the RA’s constitution.) Apparently the members have resolved that unless/until the heads of the RA put the matter to a vote of the entire organization, the original rule (requiring only six votes for a teshuva to pass) still stands. There’s still no news about this on JTA, AP, the Forward, or the RA’s PR page (surprise). We can only hope it’s true. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Even with further input from RA sources, all we know for sure right now is that the resolution got enough signatures to ensure it will be discussed (and, I assume, voted on) during this convention. It’s still not appearing anywhere obvious in the media, but the text of the resolution is now posted in the members’ section of the RA’s website.