Activists Protest After MKs Nix 5 Gay Rights Bills

Author: The Times of Israel Staff
Source: The Times of Israel
Published: February 27, 2016

200 members of the community take to the streets in government district demanding change in the law

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Members of Israel’s LGBT community protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, days after the Knesset voted against five bills that would improve LGBT rights in Israel.

Protesters took to the streets close to a compound of government offices, where they chanted “sick of your promises” and “change the laws,” while others held banners with the words “fighting for equality.”

The Knesset vote on Wednesday — 24 hours after parliament marked an LGBT rights day for the first time.

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MK Yael German arrives at the protest with Michael from The Aguda