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. […]

Lawmaker Suspended from Committee for Boycott Over Gay Adoption

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Openly gay Likud MK Amir Ohana punished for skipping key Knesset votes in protest at government’s discriminatory policy Likud’s first openly gay lawmaker was suspended from a powerful Knesset committee on Wednesday after he refused to vote with the coalition in protest of the government’s declared opposition earlier this week to same-sex couples adopting children […]

Israeli Welfare Minister Meets Representatives of the LGBTQ Community to Discuss the Adoption Crisis

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Following a protest against the state’s position on adoption, a meeting was held Monday between representatives of the Aguda, the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers, and Welfare Minister Haim Katz. In the meeting, the LGBTQ representitives presented the outline of the solution to the current crisis: “We are waiting to see whether there will be […]

Israel’s government opposes adoption by same-sex couples, so gay celebrities are speaking out

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Led by some gay celebrities, Israel’s LGBT community and its allies have launched a campaign against the government’s declared position, earning widespread public support. The Israeli media have been filled with criticism of the country’s right-wing leadership alongside accounts of loving same-sex parenting. Singer Ohad Hitman and his family. On Sunday, the government came out […]

Media, Adopted Straight Kids Join in Support of Equality for Same-Sex Couples to Adopt

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The controversy around the state’s rejection of same sex couples to adopt caused rage in the LGBTQ community in Israel. The Aguda, the Israeli National LGBT Task Force, has organized a rally to be held tomorrow (Thursday) in front of the government’s offices in Tel Aviv. Straight rapper Static to the state: “You deny children’s […]