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Israel Health Minister asks Supreme Court to rule on surrogacy law

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz says that while he backs the expansion of surrogacy in Israel, the current political makeup of the coalition will not allow it to move forward.

In a response to a request from the Supreme Court for the government’s position on the issue, Horowitz says that there is no current possibility for the Knesset to pass a new law on the issue, and therefore requests for the court to rule.

Horowitz asks the court to issue a ruling “that expresses the state’s obligation to the right to equality and parenthood of single men and same-sex couples.”

Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the current ban on same-sex couples using surrogacy in Israel is not legal, and that the Knesset must update the law.

Source: TOI