Netanyahu Votes Against Surrogacy Births for Gay Men Despite Voicing Support

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted on Wednesday against a bill allowing surrogate births for gay men despite voicing public support earlier this week.

On Sunday Netanyahu said he supports the bill in a closed meeting on Likud lawmakers. “I support surrogacy for single fathers,” Netanyahu said, adding that he favored amending the law during the current Knesset session if possible, but if not, he said it should be done later on, via reservations to an amendment bill that MK Amir Ohana (Likud) raised last week, to permit surrogacy procedures for same-sex couples.

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– The Knesset plenum after Netanyahu votes against bill allowing surrogacy birth for gay men