Majority think religious legislation hurts Judaism

Poll by religious group shows majority of Israelis, think aspects of religious laws problematic, especially as they concern marriage.Shai Landesman, 8/11/2016, 11:39 AM

MK denounces marriage - but calls for gay marriage

Merav Michaeli celebrates marriage ceremony of gay couple, feminizes traditional wedding blessing.David Rosenberg, 5/30/2016, 3:53 PM

Liberman: We want a Jewish state, not a haredi one

Yisrael Beytenu head submits bill to recognize civil marriage. 'There are soldiers who can die for the State of Israel but not marry.'Haim Lev, 3/16/2016, 3:33 PM

Kahlon Surprisingly Liberal on Non-Economic Issues

Kulanu party chairman aligns with Yesh Atid, in the end, on public transport on Shabbat, civil marriage, and the haredi draft.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2015, 5:24 PM

Labor MKs File Civil Marriage Bill in Knesset

The Labor bill is the latest in a long line of proposals to allow civil marriages conducted in Israel to be recognized by the state.Yosef Berger, 6/12/2014, 1:35 PM

Knesset Rejects Civil Marriage Bill

Civil marriage shot down in landslide vote; Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends to personally place opposing vote.Hezki Baruch, 6/11/2014, 3:41 PM

Danny Dayan vs. Jewish Home on Same-Sex Marriage

Former Judea, Samaria regional leader upset by Jewish Home’s ‘homophobic’ stance on civil marriage, same-sex marriage.Maayana Miskin, 12/5/2013, 3:48 PM

Livni Pushes for Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reportedly pushes for civil union law, including same-sex marriages, to be passed in Israel.Tova Dvorin, 11/4/2013, 5:42 PM

Rabbi Binyamin Lau: Israel Needs Civil Marriages

Rabbi Benny Lau of Jerusalem, nephew of former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, says he is in favor of civil unions for couplesDavid Lev, 11/3/2013, 9:50 PM

Jewish Home MK: Time to Break Yesh Atid Alliance

MK Yoni Chetboun expands on previous comments, calls on his party to seek alternative alliances "to promote Jewish identity".Ari Soffer, 10/31/2013, 11:45 AM

Hareidi MK: Lapid Back to His Old Tricks

Hareidi MK dismisses Yesh Atid’s civil marriage bill. ‘Lapid trying to make the public forget his failure.’Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2013, 11:14 PM

Ariel Vows to 'Abort Civil Marriage Law'

MK Uri Ariel (Bayit HaYehudi) makes clear that he will act immediately to prevent civil marriage from advancing "except in headlines"Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2013, 9:53 PM

Civil Marriage Threatens Lapid-Bennett Alliance

Bayit Yehudi may end its alliance with Lapid’s Yesh Atid party over attempts to institute civil marriage, same-sex marriage, MK says.Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2013, 4:10 PM

MK Praises Civil Marriage: ‘The Time has Come’

Yesh Atid MK recalls her 30-second US marriage ceremony with satisfaction, calls for civil ceremonies in Israel.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 4:27 PM