LGBT activists upset over Israel’s adoption laws

The Israeli government is opposing lifting barriers that would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt children in the country, a position that has infuriated the nation’s LGBT community ahead of a pivotal court hearing this week.

The Israeli government has informed the High Court of Justice that it does not plan to lift controversial rules only in place for same-sex couples who want to adopt children in Israel. A group of parliamentarians, however, on Monday issued a fiery statement disagreeing with that position.

“This is a foolish and discriminatory decision that is accompanied by unprecedented homophobia,” the statement said. “The Israeli government is again abandoning the gay community and this highlights government’s cynical use of the community: In English they boast about [being a gay-friendly country], but in Hebrew they deny basic rights.” FOX NEWS

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