The Knesset reduces the age definition of a minor, with whom consensual homosexual sex is allowed, from 18 to 16.

The Knesset passes a law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in giving services, entrance to public and entertainment facilities and supply of products.

May – Israeli Court decides to allow lesbian couples Nicole and Ruth to become mothers with equal rights and obligations to Matan, the biological son of Ruth. Before the court’s decision, Ministry of Interior insisted on not registering Nicole as Matan’s parent, because she is not his biological mother, despite the child’s adoption papers that were given to her in federal court in San Francisco.