Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Recognize Same Sex Marriage

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Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a petition by the Israeli LGBT Association to recognize same-sex marriage. Justices Elyakim Rubinstein (former deputy to the president), Neal Hendel and Anat Baron rejected the claim made in the petition that according to interpretations of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, same-sex marriage should be […]

Israeli Ministry Submits Reversal to Gay Couples Adoption Opposition

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Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs has reversed its opposition to allowing same-sex couples to adopt. Haim Katz, Welfare and Social Services Minister of Israel (photo: Eyal Yitzhar) Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Tuesday evening that the Ministry of Welfare, at the request of Minister Haim Katz, said there is no problem in principle […]

Israeli Social Services Takes Children Away from Transgender Parents

Posted Posted in home news, NEWS, News from Israel, Transgender Rights

They got married, had children, got divorced and then changed their gender. According to testimonies that reached Haaretz newspaper when the custody hearings began, social workers recommended taking the children away from transgender parents. The Welfare Ministry says there’s no guidance on the subject, and perhaps that’s the problem Haaretz has learned of 10 different […]

Elian Nesiel is Israel’s 2017 Transgender Beauty Queen

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Elian Nesiel from Bat Yam was chosen as 2017 Miss Trans Israel, and will represent Israel in the international Miss Trans Star competition in Barcelona later this year. Nesiel, 20, was chosen as part of the screenings and auditions by association “Beyachad” for the advancement of the trans status in Israel. “I am delighted with […]

Celebration, Sorrow and Arrests at Annual Gay Pride March in Jerusalem

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“Bears,” Families with young children (including babies with “I love” stickers stuck onto their onesies) and other “experienced native priders” at Jerusalem Pride Parade. At Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park, a nine-acre green space created in 1976 in tribute to the American people, “bears” gathered around a flag of variegated earth tones stamped with a bear paw […]

Chief Rabbi Said Pride Is Bad For Jerusalem. 22,000 People Disagreed.

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Carol Kuruvilla, religion reporter of the Huffington Post summarizes the voices and the images from the 2017 Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem Ahead of Jerusalem’s 16th annual pride parade on Thursday, Jerusalem’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi Aryeh Stern made it clear that he didn’t think such an event belonged in the ancient, holy city. Although Stern […]

Dana International: “My Jerusalem is Jerusalem of Love, Not of Hatred”

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Transgender Israeli superstar Dana International wrote a special column dedicated to Gay Pride in Jerusalem that took place yesterday: “How important it is for the world to see the march in Jerusalem. They will see the great light, and not the evil and fanaticism and hatred of a handful of its citizens who want to […]