In a landmark ruling, Israel’s High Court of Justice has declared that same-sex couples are now eligible to adopt children. This decision, unanimously reached by the presiding justices, marks a significant milestone in the nation’s legal and social landscape.
LGBT Community’s Long Battle for Equality
The ruling follows a prolonged struggle by the LGBT community against discriminatory practices in family rights. Ran Shalhavi, director-general of the Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task Force, hailed the decision as a historic and groundbreaking victory. He emphasized that this verdict sheds light and hope in challenging times, acknowledging the long-standing battle to achieve equality in family life in Israel. The Supreme Court’s decision reaffirms its commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBT community.