Technion rabbi: Remove mezuzot from gay couples’ rooms
Religious students protest Haifa’s Institute of Technology’s decision to allow homosexuals to live in dorms designed for married couples Eitan Glickman 03.06.09, 11:37 / Israel Jewish Scene
The study routine at the Technion, Haifa’s Institute of Technology, has been disrupted in recent days over a decision allowing homosexual and lesbian couples to live in dorms designed for married couples.
Following the decision, the Technion’s rabbi demanded that demanded that the mezuzot (piece of parchment affixed to the doorframe of Jewish homes) be removed from the rooms where the gay couples are slated to reside.
The decision to allow homosexual and lesbian couples to live in dorms designed for married couples was approved several days ago by Technion’s management, together with its legal advisor and the Student Union.
"Excluding Bar-Ilan University, gay couples are given the option of lodging everywhere, and the Technion helped us solve this problem," said Uri Avinoam, a biology student who headed the battle to change the current situation.