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  1/27/2013, Shevat 16, 5773

First Proposed Law: Same-Sex Marriage

MK Nitzan Horowitz of Meretz is preparing to submit the first proposed law of the next Knesset, Maariv/nrg reports. Horowitz will propose allowing civil marriage for all, including same-sex couples.

“A couple, any couple, that cannot or does not want to marry in the Rabbinate, could choose a civil marriage,” he said.

Currently, marriages performed in Israel are recognized only when conducted by clergy of a recognized religion. The government also recognizes all marriages conducted overseas.