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Surrogacy Will Soon Be Legal In Israel For Gay Couples

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Gays in Israel who want to have children via surrogacy now have an ally in their government, who announced their plans to legalize surrogacy for same-sex couples.

Just be sure you read this first, guys.

In Israel, surrogacy is only legal for married couples, and since gay marriage is not legal in Israel, same-sex couples were shut out.

They also face discrimination and challenges when trying to adopt locally.

“Someone in Israel decided to be stricter than any other country,” said gay politician Nitzan Horowitz to The Jerusalem Post. “What’s good enough for other civilized countries should be good enough for Israel.”

Unfortunately, Israel doesn’t seem to be legalizing gay marriage anytime soon, but hopefully legalizing surrogacy in a nod to their gay citizens is a step in the right direction.

By:           Rob Smith
On:           Jan 28, 2014
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  • 6 Comments
    • Dr. Mo
      Dr. Mo

      To clarify – it has long been legal, but until now it was a hassle. The non-biological parent had to go through a cumbersome adoption process to obtain legal rights/custody. The process took a couple of years to completion.

      With this ruling, the non-biological parent automatically becomes a parent too.

      Jan 29, 2014 at 4:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kvitka
      kvitka

      Surrogacy must be legal everywhere! What about France and Germany??!

      What about reproductive rights of gay guys? Why gay activists are silent?

      Stop anti-gay reproductive faschism in Europe!

      Jan 29, 2014 at 6:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • linda gomez
      linda gomez

      my Aunty Gabriella just got a nice 9 month old Mercedes SLS AMG Convertible by working parttime off of a macbook air… more information>>> http://x.co/3lHxP

      Jan 29, 2014 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Gay marriages in Israel are recognized if they are foreign. So a gay couple can go to a country where it is legal, get married, and come back and be recognized as married. It’s an idiotic holdover that all marriages have to go through some religious thing.

      Jan 29, 2014 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      I guess if they are not stoned by the Orthadoxies first, don’t drive on the Sabbath, etc. etc. etc.

      Jan 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      The hot sweet Israeli men are here to stay. Love you Israeli, HOMO guys you are the hottest.

      Feb 2, 2014 at 7:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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