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Israel OKs gay adoption

By | 2008-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 February 21st, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner

Israel’s Justice Ministry announced Feb. 10 that same-sex couples can adopt children. “When it is for the good of the adopted child, it is possible to agree to requests from same-sex couples to adopt a child who is not the child of one of the partners,” the ministry announced on behalf of Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog welcomed the move, saying: “There is no reason why same-sex couples who meet the criteria for adoption should not be able to join the process of adoption and of parenthood. We must adapt to the spirit of the times and the changes that are afoot.”
Ultra-Orthodox lawmakers denounced the decision, saying it will lead to children being placed in an unnatural environment.

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