Entry #206: Same-sex adoption in Israel

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RegionIsrael
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionThe High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt in 2008, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples. In 2017, the Court ruled that gay people could not adopt children.
Sourceshttps://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054 https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/ https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-child-s-best-interests-or-anti-lgbt-hatred-1.6221353 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-knesset-panel-okays-surrogacy-for-single-women-but-not-gay-couples-1.6219117
Reports (3)
  • Newer law has been passed "Knesset revisited law passed in the 1980s on 2023 and readapted its interpretation allowing same sex couples to adopt children "
  • Newer law has been passed "It recently got approved for same sex couples to adopt, the article: https://www.timesofisrael.com/high-court-rules-same-sex-adoption-must-be-allowed-in-landmark-decision/amp/ "
  • Newer law has been passed "High Court in israel rules same-sex adoption must be allowed-28 December 2023 https://www.timesofisrael.com/high-court-rules-same-sex-adoption-must-be-allowed-in-landmark-decision/ https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-12-28/ty-article/.premium/israel-cant-discriminate-against-same-sex-couples-looking-to-adopt-top-court-rules/0000018c-b0d2-d014-a3cd-bade63a80000 "


Revision History (3)

Revision by Notdog1996. False entry

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegalIllegal
Start DateJan 2008(NONE)
NoteThe High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples.The High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt in 2008, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples.

In 2017, the Court ruled that gay people could not adopt children.
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The High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples. adopt in 2008, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples. In 2017, the Court ruled that gay people could not adopt children.
Sourceshttps://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054
https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/
https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054
https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/
https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-child-s-best-interests-or-anti-lgbt-hatred-1.6221353 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-knesset-panel-okays-surrogacy-for-single-women-but-not-gay-couples-1.6219117
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https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054 https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/ https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054 https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/ https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-child-s-best-interests-or-anti-lgbt-hatred-1.6221353 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-knesset-panel-okays-surrogacy-for-single-women-but-not-gay-couples-1.6219117

Revision by maddyksf

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Legal
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Reports (4)
  • Newer law has been passed "in 2023 it's change."
  • Other "Gay people are not allowed to adopt in Israel. If you are a single woman you can adopt (not related to sexuality) and if you are a single man, you can't adopt. "
  • Status is not correct "Never actually legalized, was attempted to pass through the Knesset (parliament) in 2023 but did not pass with most deeming it immoral and pedophilic"
  • Newer law has been passed

Revision by beeurd

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Start DateFeb 2008Jan 2008
NoteThe High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples.
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The High Court ruled that same sex couples can adopt, but in practice priority is given to opposite sex couples.
Sourceshttp://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054
https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/
Show Difference
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054 https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/reversal-over-israel-s-same-sex-adoption-policy-1.443803 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ag-okays-wider-adoption-rights-for-same-sex-couples-1.239054 https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/
Reports (10)
  • Status is not correct "Not legal "
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Israeli lgbt can only adopt their partner's biological child. "
  • Status is not correct "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Israel#Adoption_and_parenting"
  • Status is not correct "you can't adopt in a same sex relationships"
  • Status is not correct "Even though the Israeli gov't promised to end same-sex adoption discrimination by June '18, no such legistlation happened. https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-child-s-best-interests-or-anti-lgbt-hatred-1.6221353 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-knesset-panel-okays-surrogacy-for-single-women-but-not-gay-couples-1.6219117"
  • Status is not correct "De jure Israel Ministry claims same-sex adoption will be allowed, but de facto it actually forbids or massively impedes same-sex adoption. https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-same-sex-adoption-still-a-no-go-in-israel-1.5448140 https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-knesset-panel-okays-surrogacy-for-single-women-but-not-gay-couples-1.6219117"
  • Status is not correct "There is a new law that forbidding from same sex couples to adopt children. (From the 16th July 2017)."
  • Status is not correct "It is true that in 2008 the Attorney General of Israel claimed that LGBTQ+ couple will be allowed to adopt, but only if no heterosexual couple will be found for the child. Also, in 2017, in response to Supreme Court petition, the state declared that LGBTQ+ adoption will not be allowed. https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-will-not-allow-gay-couples-to-adopt-in-israel/"
  • Status is not correct "there is no abillity for same sex parents to adopt in israel. they can adopet each other childern by jurisdiction from court. for wide review see http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.810540"

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