Gay couple allowed to adopt

March 12, 2009

A same-sex male couple have been granted the legal right to adopt for the first time in Israel.

Former MK Uzi Even and his life partner Amit Kama were permitted to adopt Yossi Even-Kama, 14 years after they took him in. Mr Kama described the decision as “legitimising our daily lives, our feelings and our emotions”. The couple applied for adoption because Tel Aviv University refused to grant Yossi Even-Kama a tuition discount reserved for families of faculty members, where Mr Even is a professor of chemistry.

    Last updated: 12:39pm, March 17 2009