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Israel’s failure to recognise same-sex adoption out of step with community attitudes

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The annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv in 2015. Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP

Published: 20 July 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The government’s rejection of adoptions by gay couples is seen as out of date and yet another sign of intolerance towards those outside its conservative lens

Israel's gay paradise lost
CHEMI SHALEV Government officials tried to blame society's intolerance for their refusal to recognise same-sex adoptions - but the fault is in themselves (Haaretz, July 18)

Court gives government two months to reassess gay adoption policy
Decision comes after the state says it opposes same-sex couples adopting because it places an ‘additional burden’ on the child (Times of Israel, July 18)

Israel’s same-sex adoption policy: Outrageous, outdated, and lazy
YONATAN GHER (Director of Amnesty International Israel, and a proud father)
I am writing this story in Idaho, USA, where my husband and son and I travelled a few weeks ago, for the birth of our second son, who was born with the help of a surrogate here (Times of Israel, July 18)

Israel's opposition to adoption by same-sex couples proves the state lags behind society
The Israeli public is largely sympathetic toward the LGBT community. The state's opposition to same-sex couples adopting is simply disconnected from reality (Haaretz, July 17)


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