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Israeli Supremes: City must fund gay center

By | 2018-01-16T01:35:52-05:00 September 23rd, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Sept. 14 that the city of Jerusalem must fund the LGBT community center, Jerusalem Open House, the same as it funds other social groups’ institutions.
JOH Executive Director Yonatan Gher said the decision follows “years of homophobic refusal of City Hall to support the JOH and its activities (and) almost five years of legal struggle.”
“The direct result of this groundbreaking ruling is that no official body within Jerusalem will be able to discriminate gays, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people as a policy,” Gher said.

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