High Court: Lesbian couple both mothers


Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that the interior ministry must recognize two women as the mother of a child.


One member of the lesbian couple is the child’s biological mother; the other adopted the child in San Francisco.


The nine-member High Court panel on Sunday upheld a court order from 2000, which ordered the interior ministry to recognize both women as the mother of the child, who is now 11.

Same-sex families have no legal standing in Israel.

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