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Ministers voices support for same-sex marriage in Israel

Moshe Ya’alon says country needs to give citizens the right to choose their partner for life.

Last week, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said he didn’t think Israel would approve such a measure, but he himself would reconsider his position on gay marriage. Agriculture minister Noked also declared she supports such kind of marriage.

Local LGBT groups hope Israel follows Obama's footsteps-

Gay community hopes for change in Israeli policy on same-sex marriage following US president's encouraging statement on the matter

A high-level minister came out in support of same-sex marriage in Israel on Monday.

Speaking to Army Radio Monday morning, Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya’alon said he believed such decisions were personal and the government should “give people the freedom to choose.”

The former chief of staff, who is often characterized as a hard-liner on secu

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Added: May-17-2012 Occurred On: May-17-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Ministers, support, Same-sex marriage, Local LGBT groups, Obama's footsteps
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