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Court approves homosexual divorce, in landmark ruling

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December 3, 2012 16:37

The Tel Aviv Family Court made history, approving, for the first time by any Israeli court, the divorce of a homosexual couple, the courts announced on Monday.

Judge Yehezkel Eliyahu handed down the ruling on Sunday to the now divorced couple Amit Kama and Uzi Even.

The court's ruling went against the state's claim that jurisdiction over the issue of divorce, a personal status issues, was exclusively in the hands of the rabbinical courts.

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