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State: Knesset should discuss surrogacy for single-sex families

In response to court regarding petition of couple Itai Pinkas, Yoav Arad to allow them parenthood via surrogacy, State also notes time may have come to rethink concept of family

Aviad Glickman Published: 03.25.10, 17:51 / Israel News

The State Prosecutor's Office on Thursday submitted its response to the High Court regarding the petition of gay couple Itai Pinkas and Yoav Arad to allow them to have a child according to the surrogacy law. While it expressed its opposition, it also made some surprising observations.

The State claimed that permitting the request would have far-reaching implications, and that the most suitable body for deciding such an issue is the Knesset, and not the High Court.

"The honorable court is reaching beyond the already dramatic step of repealing a law or a clause within a law, and actually legislating, adding text to the law, which


Added: Mar-26-2010 
By: aydeo
Tags: Surrogacy, Single-Sex, Families, Knesset
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