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        6/16/2013, Tammuz 8, 5773

      Same-Gender Marriage Registration Proposal Retracted


      Following the request of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to promote legislation of same-gender marriage registration only with consent of all coalition members, the Justice Ministry decided Sunday to retract its request to put the proposal to a Constitution Committee vote. 

      Earlier it was reported that the Jewish Home was expected to veto the proposal, exercising its right to block any religious legislation it opposes. Yesh Atid said it would not support a civil-marriage bill without same-sex clauses.