Knesset amends law recognizing LGBTQ partners of fallen soldiers

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11/07/2023

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.

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