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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