Knesset rejects expanded Surrogacy Law

By a vote of 49 to 41, the Knesset rejected an expanded version of the controversial Surrogacy Law, passed in July.
The expanded version would have given gay and lesbian couples and single men the right to become parents through surrogacy in Israel. As its currently stands, the law only gives single women and heterosexual couples access to surrogacy.
"The right to a family is a basic right," said MK Itzik Shmuli, one of the sponsors of the expanded bill. "This natural right... has been denied from an entire community for 20 years, my community."
"The time has come for deeds, not words," Shmuli said. "The basic demand here is for equality."
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