MK Schneller asks to ban gay youths from Knesset

Kadima MK Otniel Schneller called on Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik Thursday morning to prohibit a group of homosexual youths from visiting the Knesset. In response, Kadima MK Ronit Tirosh said Schneller's request brought Israel back into the "darkest periods of the Middle Ages." Speaking to Israel Radio, Tirosh said, "These are children who could be mine or yours. I am absolutely stunned. Who are we talking about here; we're talking about human beings. If they want to visit me in the Knesset they are more than welcome. "The parliament must act as a model of tolerance. There is no legal, or humane ground with which to ban them," added Tirosh.