Defense Minister Hopes for Gay Marriage in Israel

Ya'alon praises US Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, calls for Israel to 'follow in US footsteps.'

Shimon Cohen,

Moshe Ya'alon
Moshe Ya'alon
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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) praised on Friday the US Supreme Court's decision to allow same-sex marriage in the United States. 

"The Supreme Court of the United States made an important, just and historic decision today," Ya'alon wrote on his Facebook page. "Every personal has the right to marry and have children, regardless of their sexual orientation. 

Ya'alon then expressed hope for a similar ruling to be made in Israel in the future. 

"I hope additional countries, including Israel, will follow in the footsteps of the United States and grant this basic right to all."

By a five to four majority, the US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the US Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. 

While many celebrated, US conservatives protested the decision, which now requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriage as legal. 

Prior to the SCOTUS ruling, gay marriage was banned in 13 states. 




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