Posted by: becketfund | March 16, 2010

Israel: Knesset Passes Limited Civil Union Bill

JERUSALEM – Israel Beiteini succeeded on March 15 in passing a limited civil union bill through the Knesset, which would enable Israelis with no officially defined religion to join in civil union, The Jerusalem Post reported on March 16.  During the Knesset vote on Monday night, MKs who believed that the bill did not go far enough staged a filibuster.  One of their primary concerns was that the bill would increase the power of the Chief Rabbinate by extending it the right to weigh in on whether or not an Israeli citizen listed as “without religion” was in fact nonreligious, and would require that both persons seeking a civil union be “without religion.”

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