Benizri stated that, "A cost-effective way of averting earthquake damage would be to stop passing legislation on how to encourage homosexual activity in the State of Israel, which anyways causes earthquakes. Retrieved July 17, It was also used as " aggravating circumstances " for other sexual offences. This couple was the first same-sex, different-religion married couple to request joint Aliyah status, although opposite-sex married couples of opposite religions receive joint Aliyah as a matter of course. LGBT couples in Israel have the same pension, inheritance and medical rights as heterosexual couples.
Furthermore, many draftees diagnosed with gender dysphoria can receive exemption from military service at their own request.
The Next Struggle for Israel’s Gay Community
The same-sex spouse of an Israeli will now be able to claim Israeli citizenship at the same speed as an opposite-sex spouse. The couple argued that since the state does not recognize same-sex marriage, they are single by law. Haaretz — via Haaretz. Haim Kaplan at Sheba Medical Center under this committee's approval. Israel has an active LGBT communitywith well attended annual gay pride festivals  held in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem since Benizri said in a Knesset plenary session, "Why do earthquakes happen? At present, LGBT people in Israel can be seen on television in a variety of shows, mostly as hosts such as Assi Azarcontestants in reality shows or characters on soap operas.