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Israel: Minister quashes proposed gay surrogacy law

The Israeli housing minister has appealed against a bill which would have allowed gay couples access to surrogacy, stopping it in its tracks.

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16th March 2014 01:37

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Uri Ariel, minister for Housing and Construction, said the bill creates “moral and ethical” questions about “what a family in Israel should look like”.

The bill, first announced in January, would have stopped the need for gay Israeli couples to go abroad to adopt.

Health Minister Yael German, who proposed the law, said today: “I felt they had stuck a knife in my back and heart when I heard about the appeal filed by Uri Ariel, the Housing Minister, against [my] surrogacy law.”

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