High Court rejects petition over civil marriage

06.12.2011                      10.Kislev. 5772                       Gebet für Regen

Innenpolitik:

High Court rejects petition over civil marriage

Court makes it clear it is not the appropriate venue for the issue, deferring instead to the Knesset.

The High Court of Justice made clear Monday it would not accede to the petition filed by numerous progressive and pluralist groups asking for an injunction against the government to institute a framework for civil marriage in Israel.
The petition was submitted by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the Masorti Movement, Hiddush and several other groups….