are married at
Temple Bat Yam
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
It was a beautiful ceremony. It was amazing to see the families and friends of both grooms come together in love and support of Nate and Raphie. It was wonderful to see a same-sex couple partake in the institution of marriage just like any other citizens of the United States.
Unfortunately, as of this date, same-sex marriage is still against the law in the State of Florida. Nate and Raphie previously traveled to California to obtain a legal marriage. They wanted to have a ceremony in their faith with the love and support of their loved ones and the ones that love them.
The rabbi of Temple Bat Yam was warm, supportive and did a superb job. This was the first same-sex marriage performed at Temple Bat Yam. Totally awesome.
Bob and I were honored to be at the ceremony and wonderful reception afterwards.
It was a magnificent day for the Klarfelds, their family and friends, and the United States of America.