Israeli Welfare Ministry Reverses Opposition to Same-Sex Couples Adopting Children

The Times of Israel reports: The Welfare and Social Affairs Ministry has reversed its opposition to same-sex couples adopting children in Israel, less than a month after announcing the controversial decision, according to a report Tuesday.

The reversal was filed to the High Court of Justice in response to a petition filed to the court by the Association of Israeli Gay Fathers and the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement. It came at the request of Welfare Minister Haim Katz, Channel 2 reported.

“There is no place for setting threshold conditions” for adoption, Katz’s office said in the brief. However, the statement stipulated that it is the role of the Knesset to make a final determination on the issue through legislation.

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