The amendment to the penal code also exempts consensual gay sex involving youths 14 and 15 and youths up to three years older. On 06 July , it was reported that the Ayalon Insurance Company refused to finance a mastectomy for a transgender man, being told his policy does not cover mental disorders or psychiatric treatments. An appeal against the insurance company has been submitted, via the Human Rights Clinic at Tel Aviv University, claiming that its attitude reflects discrimination and prejudice, and that being transgender is not a mental disease [R1. On 11 January , it was reported that the Health Ministry has approved a pilot programme starting in April to allow bisexual and gay men to donate blood — regardless of when they last had sex. The donor will then need to come back four months later for a second donation [R1. See also 2.
High Court Hints That It Won't Legalize Gay Marriage in Israel
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The petition seeks a court order either recognizing same-sex marriage or transferring authority over marriage from the rabbinical courts to domestic relations courts. In a practice going back to Ottoman rule in the country, all matters concerning marriage and divorce are handled by religious courts rather than through civil authorities. Rabbinical courts in Israel, which have jurisdiction over marriage and divorce of Jewish Israelis, apply halakha Jewish religious law , which does not allow gay marriage. However, same-sex marriages held overseas are recognized in Israel for some legal purposes.
Israel LGBT Laws
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Israel. The Israeli Government has registered same-sex marriages performed abroad for some purposes since However, marriages performed in Israel are only available from one of the 15 religious marriage courts recognized by the state, none of which permit same-sex marriage under their respective auspices.
The survey was conducted over the phone, with Israelis being questioned to represent the Israeli public with an error margin of 4. The Jewish Agency will become the first state body to help gay couples with surrogacy costs in light of ongoing ineligibility of gay couples for surrogacy in Israel. The couple, an American and an Israeli, were forced to undergo DNA tests that proved that one twin was the son of the American while the other was the son of the Israeli.