Most Israelis think religious legislation reduces observance

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

Labor 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, but 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 Civil Marriage, 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 Alliance With Yesh Atid

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: 'I will Act Immediately 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