Knesset votes down bill to allow civil marriage in Israel

28.07.2011                      26.Tammus, 5771

Knesset:

Knesset votes down bill to allow civil marriage in Israel

Bill states divorce proceedings would be conducted in same fashion as the marriage, whether religious or civil, unless the couple agrees in writing to divorce in a different manner.

The Knesset on Wednesday voted down a bill to allow civil marriage. The bill, sponsored by MK Nitzan Horowitz (New Movement-Meretz ), was defeated in its preliminary reading by a vote of 40-17.
The bill stated that divorce proceedings would be conducted in the same fashion as the marriage, whether religious or civil, unless the couple agreed in writing to divorce in a different manner….