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Right wing Israeli MP says gay Jews still superior to non-Jews

‘A Jew always has a much higher soul than a non-Jew,’ regardless of their sexuality according to Bayit Yehudi lawmaker Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan.

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31st December 2013 02:45

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Israel’s deputy minister for religious services has defended his party’s allowing equal tax benefits to be extended to same-sex couples who are raising children by saying that Jews are still superior to non-Jews regardless of their sexuality.

‘A Jew always has a much higher soul than a non-Jew,’ Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) lawmaker Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan told the Maariv newspaper on Friday, according to Haaretz.

However Ben-Dahan said he still opposed same-sex marriage just as he opposed marriage between Jews and non-Jews. ‘It is natural that the world wants continuity through relations between a man and a woman,’ Ben-Dahan said.

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