Progressive groups petition to institute civil marriage

04.10.2011                      06.Tischrei. 5772

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Progressive groups petition to institute civil marriage

Over 300,000 Israelis who are defined as being ‘without religious classification’ cannot legally marry in the state.

The Reform Movement in Israel filed a petition with the High Court on Monday demanding that the government institute a framework for civil marriage in Israel.
The Israel Religious Action Center, the Reform movement’s public and legal advocacy arm, along with 11 other organizations constituting the Forum for Free Choice in Marriage, submitted its petition calling on the government to create a mechanism for civil marriage. The petition states that “the fact that the Knesset has avoided legislating on the matter does not excuse the government from using its authority to prevent the ongoing violation of fundamental rights.”…