Israeli Supreme Court rejects petition to recognize same-sex marriage


Udi Shaham writes at The Jerusalem Post:

The High Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a petition by the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association to recognize same-sex marriage.

Justices Elyakim Rubinstein (former deputy to the president), Neal Hendel and Anat Baron rejected the claim that according to interpretations of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, same-sex marriage should be recognized. They said there is no contradiction in the state’s current position regarding this issue.

The justices added that it is up to the legislators, and not the High Court, to determine this matter.

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