Court refuses to overturn Civil Union Law
October 18, 2012 18:15
The Civil Union Law may not be ideal, but it is
premature to strike it down at this time, noted the High Court of Justice on
Thursday in rejecting the Jerusalem Institute of Justice and the Association for
the Rights of Mixed Families petition to overturn the law.
court's rejection of the petition, the fact that the court implied at different
points that it agreed with the petitioners that the law needed work, but that
they wanted to give the law time, possibly to be amended, left the door open for
the issue to be revisited in the future.
The law, passed in March 2010,
enables Israelis with no officially defined religion to join in a civil union
recognized by the state.