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December 12, 2013 9:53 am

New Gay Rights Bill Tests Israel’s Governing Coalition

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Tel Aviv's LGBT pride parade on June 7, 2013. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

Ynet – The new surrogacy bill for single-sex parents advocated by Health Minister Yael German received praises in the legislative body, but the proposal faces many obstacles before it reaches the Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs and – eventually – the Knesset plenum.

To approve the law, German will need to recruit a majority of supporters not necessarily from within the ruling coalition, which is composed of several opponents of same-sex rights, to be able to pass the bill.

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