Yesh Atid agrees to delay bringing gay parents tax benefits bill to vote
By JPOST.COM STAFF, GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 18, 2013 12:00
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu temporarily averted a crisis within his coalition on Wednesday, when Yesh Atid agreed to his request to delay bringing a bill granting tax benefits to gay parents to a Knesset vote.
Yesh Atid had previously said it would violate agreements with the Likud and Bayit Yehudi and bring the controversial bill to a vote Wednesday after Netanyahu vetoed Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid's choice to head the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, MK Ofer Shelah.
Yesh Atid agreed Wednesday to wait a week before bringing the bill to a vote.