The Smith Polling Institute conducted a poll to find out if the Israelis supported the opening of civil marriage and unions for same-sex couples. The answer is definitely yes, as 76% say they are in agreement with this opening.
"Aguda", an Israeli group for LGBT rights, has filed a petition to the Israeli High Court to try to legalize equal marriage.
Good news in Israel where gay non-Jews spouses now can get the Israeli citizenship.
In spite of the support of the population (59% of Israelis are in favour of marriage equality) and of Israel's President, the bill which aimed at prohibiting the discrimination based on sexual orientation and which would also have allowed a civil wedding for same-sex couples was rejected.