Avi Nissenkorn: I'll push law to allow gay men to use surrogates

Justice Min. Nissenkorn promises to push changes allowing single men, gays, to use surrogate mothers.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Avi Nissenkorn
Avi Nissenkorn
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Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn (Blue and White) on Wednesday said that he intends to advance changes to Israel's surrogacy law.

"I intend to advance an agreed-on government bill which will ensure equal parenthood rights for every citizen, in the year 2020," he said.

"Equality is the backbone of a democratic country, and the basic right of parenthood must be equal, without differentiating based on religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruling is also in line with this basic principle."

In February, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that homosexual male partners and single men could use surrogate mothers to have a baby in Israel, as long as they had a genetic connection to the child.

The judges also decided that the current law, which allows surrogacy only when a woman - either single or married - is medically incapable of carrying a child, "unreasonably harms" the right to equality and the right to parenthood, and is unconstitutional.



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