Lesbian Couple Awarded NIS 60,000 After Wedding Hall Turned Them Away

Event space management feared they would insult their neighbors, mainly messianic Jews and evangelical Christians

The Jerusalem District Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling ordering an events hall to pay compensation to a lesbian couple, after the venue’s operators refused to let them hold their wedding reception at the hall because of the women’s sexual orientation. The district court ruled that the banquet hall’s refusal violated the law prohibiting discrimination in the provision of goods and services, and...