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Lgbt rights: in Israel even gay couples will be able to resort to surrogacy

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Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced that same-sex couples will be able to have children through gestation for others in the country starting next week. The Supreme Court overturned parts of the law last year that prevented same-sex couples from having children in this way in Israel.

Previously, a court had admitted single women to the practice, but excluded homosexual couples, “disproportionately damaging equality and the right to parenthood”, in an illegal way.

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by Sharon Nizza

The Supreme Court had given the government of then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a year to write a new law, but Parliament missed the deadline. The court ruled last year that the change to the law would take effect after six months, on January 11, 2022.

“Full equality. It is the simple request and the goal of the LGBT struggle, the long struggle of my community,” said Horowitz, openly gay, “equality before the law and equality of parenthood.”
He added that the new law will also expand access to gestation for others to all single and transgender people.

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Under the previous rules, homosexual couples who wanted to have children had to resort, when possible, to the expensive search for surrogacy abroad. The state had argued that the law was intended to protect surrogate mothers, but the court ruled that a balance could be found that avoids discrimination.


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