Explained: Why Israel Says Yes to LGBTQ Surrogacy but No to Marriage Equality

For the same parity to be applied to marriage, the Knesset will first have to undertake a legislative overhaul that will divest the religious establishment of its power – a 'politically unfeasible' scenario

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Israel’s LGBTQ community justifiably popped champagne corks and celebrated Sunday after the High Court of Justice ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples and single men to become parents through surrogacy. In clear language, the court declared the law barring them from doing so unconstitutional and ordered a change in the legislation within six months.

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