To fight against this blatant discrimination, ten lesbian couples of moms have asked the High Court to intervene after the Interior Ministry has repeatedly refused to meet their demands.
"This is sheer discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation," said the petition. "The ministry thus undermining the right of mothers and children in a normal family life."
"This is discrimination, plain and simple, on the basis of sexual orientation," the petition said. "Moreover, the ministry is thereby undermining the right of both mothers and children to a normal family life."
The High Court of Justice of Israel has decided that a three justices panel will hear their case. It also asked the state to submit a response before the hearing.
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