Labor MK denounces marriage – but calls for gay marriage

MK Merav Michaeli: “While I am opposed to marriage as an institution, nevertheless I am even more opposed to discrimination.”

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On Friday, journalist-turned-MK Merav Michaeli, officiated a wedding ceremony for a gay couple.

Despite her opinions on marriage in general, Michaeli not only praised the couple, she called for an expansion of the institution to include “anyone in the state of Israel” who wishes to wed.

“I had the pleasure and honor of joining Idan and Moshe together in matrimony,” wrote Michaeli.

“While I am opposed to marriage as an institution, nevertheless I am even more opposed to discrimination. So long as the state registers marriages I will fight for the right of every person to marry in our State of Israel. And yes, Idan and Moshe were both such handsome grooms, and it was such a touching [ceremony].”

Michaeli then blessed the newly-weds – but with a twist, altering the grammatical form from masculine to feminine, referring to God as “Queen of the universe” who “created groom and groom”.