Court rejects petition, leaves Civil Union Law intact

19.10.2012                      03.Cheschwan. 5773

Ziviltrauung:

Court rejects petition, leaves Civil Union Law intact

Judges uphold law enabling Israelis with no officially defined religion to join in a civil union recognized by the state.

Despite flaws, it is premature to strike down the Civil Union Law, the High Court said yesterday, rejecting petitions from civil rights groups. Nevertheless, the court commented in various parts of the ruling perceived imperfections in the law, leaving the door open for the issue to be revisited in the future….