Knesset member Amir Ohana suspended from work in the parliamentary Commission for foreign Affairs and security due to its failure to comply with coalition discipline.
Amir Ohana, the member of «Likud», last week notified the head of the parliamentary coalition David Bitana that will not vote together with the coalition until then, until you change the position of the state on the issue of adoption of children by same-sex couples.
In his blog on Facebook Amir Ohana, the first openly gay right-wing party, left a lengthy entry devoted to his decision. He wrote that he still had compromises in the framework of coalition discipline supported the bills, which do not always agree. This was done in order to be able to solve the problems of the LGBT community that can be solved at the moment. Your post Amir Ohana illustrated by a family photo where he is depicted together with her husband, Alon Hadad, and two young children.
A week ago, 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.