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NEWS: Israel Awards First Gay Divorce

By December 5, 2012

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A family court in Tel Aviv has granted former Israeli lawmaker Uzi Even, 72, and his partner of 23 years, Amit Kama, 52, the first gay divorce in the country.

Although gay marriages are performed in Israel, they come with no legal benefits, which troubles Kama that the same-sex union precedent in the country is based on divorce and not marriage. He and Even, both Israelis, married in Toronto in 2004 but separated last year.

Even though they married in Canada, they could not dissolve their union due to residency requirements. The ruling may open new channels for both same sex and straight couples in Israel since the divorce was issued by an authority other than a rabbinical court.
December 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm
(1) Chris Ezell says:

wtf? so they can get married in Israel (no legal benefits still) the land of “gods chosen people” but we cant get married in America with certain state exceptions? gotta hate christians.

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