LGBT fallen soldiers’ families in Israel to be recognized as bereaved families

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Israel will recognize LGBT fallen soldiers’ families as ‘bereaved families,’ the defense ministry announced Sunday, with the same entitlements as the families of heterosexual soldiers. The announcement follows a campaign by gay reservists to be recognized as ‘bereaved families’ under Israeli law led by Likud lawmaker Amir Ohana, Israel’s first openly gay member of Knesset. […]

Ya’alon vows to promote same-sex marriages in next Knesset

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Defense minister says marriage is a ‘basic human right’ and that he will advance pro-LGBT legislation; meanwhile, gay politicians are sidelined in Knesset lists and report gives most MKs failing grade in dealing with LGBT issues. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon committed to promoting same-sex marriages in the next Knesset at a political panel held by […]

Defense Minister Meets Gay Group

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Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud-Beytenu) met with a pro-gay group of Likud members this week. They discussed issues related to homosexual stigma in society and recruitment policies in the Israel Defense Forces. Minister Ya’alon stated, “my door is always open,” and welcomed further discussion on the issue. Ya’alon was a former IDF Chief-of-Staff. In […]