ADDED ON: 07/19/2018

Israel’s LGBTI Community Calls for Strike Action After Surrogacy Bill Defeat

07/18/2018 | Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a legal change on Wednesday that would have given gay men the right to become parents, sparking protests by the nation’s LGBTI community and calls for strike action next weekend. Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak took to twitter to blast Netanyahu who was reported in Israeli media last weekend to have pledged to back a legal amendment to add same sex couples to a surrogacy bill. The bill was designed to allow single women and women who are unable to become pregnant for medical reasons the right to apply for state support for surrogacy.

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