Tag Archives: Lesbians in Israel

Israel Recognized Lesbian Couples as Mothers. Now It Says It Was a Mistake

Irit and Einat Zvieli-Efrat with their children.

Israel’s Interior Ministry has been making retroactive changes to birth certificates issued to children born to lesbian couples, deleting the name of the non-biological mother. This was discovered when couples who obtained new copies of birth certificates found that the documents were different from those already in their possession.

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Israel Demands That Lesbians Seeking to Adopt Children Declare They Are Not Sex Offenders

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A lack of legislation makes it difficult for lesbian couples seeking to recognize maternal legal status for their shared children, and are often left at the whim of the courts

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Religious Extremists Threaten, Vandalize, Restaurant In Jerusalem Owned By Lesbian Couple

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A lesbian couple in Jerusalem say they’ve been threatened repeatedly after opening a restaurant near a synagogue in the ancient Jewish capital.

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Israel: Lesbian spouses to be recognized as parents from birth

The Central District Court decided on Tuesday to give more rights to lesbian couples who want to expand their families, ruling that the wife of the biological mother will also be considered the child’s parent from the moment of birth.  This followed a legal struggle by eight lesbian couples who had to endure difficulties stemming from lack of their recognition as their children’s parents.

Continue reading at: Ynetnews News – Lesbian spouses to be recognized as parents from birth (Source)

Rejected for choosing ‘lesbian lifestyle,’ Ghana refugee gets new asylum hearing in Israel

Elam, who is representing Amponsah together with attorney Nitzan Ilani, said, “Now it is clear that the great suffering that Mavis endured from the Population Authority, including illegal incarceration of many months, and major legal expenses, was unnecessary. We asked two years ago to interview Mavis in her own language, as is required by court rulings and the procedures of the Authority itself. But the Authority refused. Thus it is operating against the law and forced us to appeal to the Appeals Tribunal just to compel the Authority, two years later, to act according to the law.”

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