7 out of 10 provinces in Canada allow same-sex marriage and marriages of one country are typically recognized by other countries. Putting those to facts together is not always easy when other countries are not as liberal as the relevant chunks of Canada.
The Israeli Supreme Court, much to many citizen’s annoyance, ruled that the Israeli Interior Ministry is obliged to recognized same sex marriages performed abroad. Following the ruling, five gay couples took the trip to Canada and were united in holy matrimony and planned to return to Israel where, as per the supreme court ruling, they would be recognized in Israel.
The intriguing part of the story occurred today, as MKs rushed a vote on a bill designed to make recognizing gay marriage by the Ministry a crime. The sneak attack worked, sort of: the proposal passed 33-31.
Don’t get too excited yet, whether or not you are pro or anti the proposal. It still have 2 readings to go through and by all accounts, will fail.
In other Gay news, conservative rabbis recognized the possibility of homosexual rabbis. See Haaretz.