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About 10,000 people are protesting against the ban on adoptions of children by same-sex couples

Some thousands of Israelis gathered near the government compound in tel Aviv «Kiryat Government» to protest against the government’s position on the issue of adoption of children by same-sex couples.

2-th channel ITV reported that the number of participants increases. Many Israelis are working till 18:00 and they take time to get to the center of tel Aviv. It is expected that the number of participants in this event will exceed 10,000 people.

The participants can see the posters in the Russian language, including the banner: «this is not Chechnya.»

Earlier, the press service of law enforcement agencies reported that the duration of the campaign will be closed the following streets: Kaplan (from Ibn Gvirol to Menachem begin); Menachem begin, the Givat a-Tahmoshet (from Yigal Allon to begin). In addition, it will be blocked by Congress on the opposite side and Shalom on the Ayalon highway.

Earlier in the week the government submitted to the court its opinion on the question of the adoption of children by same-sex couples. The document said that the Ministry of justice and social security oppose the adoption of orphans by same-sex couples that the document was called «unconventional.» The state relied on the opinion of experts who believe that children adopted by these couples may face additional challenges and negative attitudes. This conclusion was given in response to the petition filed in the high court of the Reformist center and a non-profit organization «Proud fathers».

The opinion submitted to the high court, has drawn sharp criticism of various public organizations and the media. In the Prosecutor General’s office has also heard voices accusing the division of the high Court in the «consent to submit to the dark Outlook in court, and did not abandon this shameful role.» We should add that the Minister of welfare Haim Katz came under pressure and criticism, appealed to the high court with a request to grant a postponement to prepare a new opinion.

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About 10,000 people are protesting against the ban on adoptions of children by same-sex couples 21.07.2017

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