That doesn't mean he agrees with every viewpoint of every speaker at the event".
Instead, request is based on establishing as an essential precondition that marriage between two individuals of the same gender exists in Israeli law, and it does not," Rubenstein wrote in his ruling.
is the former United States Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district, serving in the United States Congress from 2001 to 2017.
Since redistricting in 2012, the district includes portions of northern Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, as well as a minuscule portion of Queens in New York City.
He went on to attend George Washington University, and become a staff member for United States Representative Richard Ottinger of New York.
After Rick Lazio left his House seat to run for the United States Senate in 2000, Israel was elected to his seat, receiving 48% of the vote, defeating Republican Joan Jonhson, who received 34%, and four independent candidates.
Rubenstein emphasized that the "law preservation" section of the Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty is specifically intended to preserve issues regarding personal status.
Therefore, he said, you cannot call upon this law in order to assist the petitioners.
He also cosponsored the 2009 “No Fly, No Buy” Act, He has received 0% ratings from the pro-gun rights NRA and the Gun Owners of America, as well as 100% ratings from the pro-gun control Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
The bill allowed for a ten-year extension of the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, but did not expand any of its provisions (related to plastic guns).
Israel's spokeswoman Lindsay Hamilton said, "It's absurd that this has become a controversy...
The Congressman agreed to be on the gala host committee.
At the very least, the petitioners claimed, the law not allowing same-sex marriage should not be constitutional.