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LGBTQ+: 73% of Israelis assist equal rights for same-sex {couples}

An overwhelming majority of Israelis believe that same-sex couples in Israel should be allowed to marry or register a civil partnership, a recent survey found similar rights and obligations that married couples in Israel have when forming a civil partnership.

The poll found that these feelings are being expressed by both left and right-wing Israeli camps.

Among the secular Israeli Jews, 93% support measures that would enable same-sex couples to be cohabitant within Israel. Within the Zionist Orthodox sect, around 39% of respondents were in favor of the same thing – albeit a smaller proportion.

Because of political affiliation, “70% of Likud voters, 85% of blue and white voters, 65% of Yamina voters, 100% of Labor voters, and 97% of New Hope voters” would support a same-sex decision Allowing couples to form civil partnerships.

The survey also asked whether respondents believe that same-sex couples should have all of the rights that married couples have, such as the right to surrogate motherhood in Israel instead of traveling abroad.

74% of the Jewish population believe that same-sex couples should have the same rights as all other married couples, which means that 3 out of 4 Israelis support the equality of these couples.

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“The opinion of the overwhelming majority of the public is clear. They support equality for the LGBTQ community in general, and particularly on issues of personal status and surrogacy,” said Hiddush CEO Rabbi Uri Regev, whose organization commissioned the study . “Equally important is the fact that it enjoys a high level of support from all voters for all parties that are about to form the new government coalition [as well as Likud voters].

“If the Israeli government continues to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, it will betray not only the values ​​of democracy and equality, but also its own constituents,” he added. “It is high time Israel got a government that keeps the Declaration of Independence promise for freedom of religion and equal rights for all.”

Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance CEO Alon Shachar said, “The survey results are consistent with a feeling that Israeli society supports equality in the LGBTQ community. But decision-makers seem to be acting in ways that do not reflect the will of their constituents and are directly damaging the LGBTQ community.

“We feel this when it comes to politics, legislation, and government budgets and allocations,” he added. “To make a real difference, we invite you to attend the upcoming Pride and Tolerance Parade in Jerusalem. Join us to promote equality.”

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