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 […]

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 […]

Israel’s Top Court Says Same-sex Surrogacy Law Discriminatory, but Defers Ruling

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The High Court of Justice was set to issue its ruling Thursday morning on a petition demanding Israel permit single people and same-sex couples to arrange surrogate births in Israel. The ruling, however, was postponed by six months to allow lawmakers to follow through with new legislation that might render the petition obsolete, justices said. […]

Israeli Government Forced to Reconsider Anti-Gay Adoption Policy

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Organization New Israel Fund summarizes the gay adoption crisis in Israel on its website. For all the news and views on the adoption crisis click here Nearly 200 Jewish Community Leaders from across America have signed a public letter organized by A Wider Bridge supporting same-sex adoption in Israel. A Wider Bridge Demands Israeli Government […]

Following Their Father’s Coming Out, Twin Girls Adopt Father’s Boyfriend’s Surname

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Contrary to the position of the state, Judge Iris Arbel-Assel of the Family Court in Tel Aviv ruled to allow 16-year-old twin girls to legally add their father’s boyfriend’s last name. Following their father’s coming out as gay and their parents’ divorce, the girls already had two last names; The state strongly opposed adding a […]

Firefighter Commander Who Harassed Transgender Employee Walks Away With No Punishment; the Employee Sues

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The Civil Service Commission recently filed an indictment against the Civil Service Disciplinary Court and K., a veteran fire brigade commander from northern Israel. K. Is cited for sexual harassment of B., a young transgender woman. The incident took place about a year and a half ago, when B. worked as an operations sergeant in […]

Population and Migration Authority Finally Register A Baby of Transgender Father

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The Israeli Population and Migration Authority changed transgender father’s sex on ID card back to female without his consent, following the birth of his son. Now the state acknowledges that both of the newborn parents are fathers, but refuses to give a birth certificates that indicates it. Yonatan and Daniel with attorney Daniella Yaakobi A […]