Israel’s Supreme Court Rules for Gay Parents in Birth Certificate Fight

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In a victory for same-sex parents, the High Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that the Interior Ministry cannot refuse to write an adoptive parent’s name on a child’s birth certificate because of the parent’s sex. The ruling came in an appeal by two gay men who jointly adopted a son. They attempted to procure a birth […]

Israel Demands That Lesbians Seeking to Adopt Children Declare They Are Not Sex Offenders

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A lack of legislation makes it difficult for lesbian couples seeking to recognize maternal legal status for their shared children, and are often left at the whim of the courts. Photo: Ilan Aysag Nadia Eisner Horesh, a mother of five from Jerusalem, discovered after the birth of her sixth child that she is liable to […]

Israeli Ministry of Welfare Calls Lesbian Parenting Court Case ‘Child Trafficking’

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LGBTQ activists demonstrated Monday in front of the Tel Aviv District Court, where a hearing was held on the appeal of the Ministry of Social Affairs against a parenting order given to a same-sex couple, claiming that their three-year-old son, who was born through sperm donation, was actually a “child reservation” for the goal of […]

Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

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A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact. As we head into 2018, we wish everyone a happy Gregorian calendar New Year! Will you honor our work, and make a recurring, tax-deductible […]

Eilat Court Grants Parenting Order to a Lesbian Couple Who is Separated

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A precedent-setting ruling was handed down today at the Family Court in Eilat, regarding parenting orders for lesbian couples. Lior and Michal, two women who brought together two children to the world and then broke up, can now legally become mothers of the children even though they do not live together anymore. Each of the […]

Israel Promises to End Same-sex Adoption Discrimination

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State commits to introduce legislation by June 2018, responding to a court petition challenging the discrimination in the current law against gays and lesbians The state committed on Sunday to introduce legislation that would equalize the adoption rights of same-sex couples by June 2018. The announcement was made during a hearing at the High Court of […]

Religious Teen Star Speaks for the First Time Since Coming Out

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The weekend edition of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot featured an extensive and empowering interview with Daniel Moreshet, the religious teen actor who came out publicly during the adoption crisis in July. “I will share my life with a man, because that’s what G-d wanted,” Moreshet wrote in July. In the first interview since his […]

Same-sex Adoption? Still a No-go in Israel

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Haim Abraham, an attorney and doctoral student in law at the University of Toronto, says that there’s no reason to celebrate: The Social Affairs Ministry’s ‘new’ position on this issue is ‘Yes, but’ – the same old ‘No’ in disguise The social networks of Israel’s LGBT community celebrated a victory last week when the Labor, Social […]