Broad public strongly supports gay rights – but only 8% of Haredim back full equality.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation will debate several bills Sunday that were initiated by Yesh Atid to promote the rights of the gay community and adjust the status quo on religion and state. The move comes as a new Haaretz poll says that 70 percent of the public supports equal rights for gays.
The first bill is the one Health Minister Yael German announced last week that would allow the unmarried – whether heterosexual or homosexual – to use local surrogate mothers. The second bill was initiated by MK Ofer Shelah to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. It was voted down by the same panel last week, but is being raised again after both German and Limor Livnat (Likud) requested a revote.
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