My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gay marriages now accepted in Israel....

This is excellent news....
Less than two weeks after the violent protests that turned the planned Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade into a smaller, closed event at the Hebrew University stadium died down, the High Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that couples married in same-sex ceremonies abroad could be registered as married couples in Israel's Population Registry.

In a vote of 6-1, with Justice Elyakim Rubenstein being the sole dissenting vote, the court decreed that homosexual couples who marry abroad will enjoy the same status in the Interior Ministry as heterosexual couples who marry in civil ceremonies outside of Israel.

Moshe Negbi, a legal expert, said the court's decision was mostly symbolic because gay couples in Israel already had many of the rights of heterosexual partnerships. The significant changes were that they would now get the same tax breaks as a married couple and be able to adopt children, Negbi said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

Rabbi Levin is not very happy...

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Xeno said...

Wow, it really does look like Israel is a leader in the Middle East (then again, that's not really a challenge in that perticular region). Now will recognition of same-sex marriage extend in the Palestinian territories?

As for the Ultra-Orthodox, most Israelis despise them for good reasons.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"violent protests" had nothing to do with the cancellation of the parade. It was fear of terrorist attacks that caused the change.

2:06 AM  

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