Israeli Knesset Is Proud To Present

On March 23 the Knesset will mark for the first time its LGBT equality day.

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Last week the first publicly-out homosexual right-wing member joined the Knesset, and it’s probably a great opportunity for the Knesset members to get to know the LGBT community, up close and personal. In two and a half months the Knesset will for the first time mark its first ever LGBT equality day.

Knesset process

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It’s a known custom in the Knesset to schedule theme-days in which the various committees dedicate their discussions to a specific subject that the Knesset sees as important, but the existence of such a day requires an official announcement by the Knesset’s chair.

Lately, three members of the Knesset who lead the LGBT lobby – Yael German from Yesh Atid, Merav Michaeli from the Zionist Camp and Michal Rozin from Meretz – requested the naming of a day to promote LGBT equality. This request was made to the Knesset’s chair Yuli Adlestein, and the latter replied this week that he confirms the request and has scheduled the day as March 23.


Photo By Beny Shlevich (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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