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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.