Knesset amends law recognizing LGBTQ partners of fallen soldiers


The Knesset on Monday passed an amendment recognizing LGBTQ partners of fallen IDF service members as widows and widowers, similar to heterosexual counterparts. The amendment followed the death of Lt. (Res.) Sagi Golan, a commander in the military’s counter-terrorism special unit, who was killed in Gaza, and comes as a result of his partner’s advocacy. Golan was killed on the first day of the war after he rushed to join the battle against the Hamas offensive before receiving an official call to action.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/13/2024
Brenda Biya, the daughter of Cameroon’s president, continues to be praised for coming out. Biya, who lives in the US and Switzerland, officially came …
Added on: 07/13/2024
Nothing upgrades your time in Los Angeles quite like finding your people. For Black LGBTQ+ folks in L.A., spaces created by and for community, …
Added on: 07/13/2024
The ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs, Prof Fatou Sow Sarr, has said the issue of “sexual orientation” is a political manipulation …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/13/2024
Is Japan warming up to refugees? An Osaka court has overturned a denial of a gay man’s request for asylum – the second time …
Added on: 07/12/2024
TOKYO — A Japanese high court has approved a legal gender change for a transgender woman without requiring compulsory gender-affirming surgery, a step that LGBGQ+ …
Added on: 07/11/2024
In June, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information said it was reviewing a petition, “We Are against Open and Hidden LGBT Propaganda in Kazakhstan!” initiated …