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News Brief

  11/4/2013, Kislev 1, 5774

Livni Pushes for Civil Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage Legislation


Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (HaTnua) has reportedly initiated the process for introducing Israel's controversial Civil Marriage bill, which could potentially allow legal intermarriages and same-sex marriages under Israel law. A justice ministry official has reportedly claimed that Livni specifically seeks "to legislate an official status for the union of couples in joint life, which reflects their will to live together, have a family life and joint household, without marrying according to personal law."