Israel: Ministers reject opposition MK’s LGBT rights bill

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Monday voted down a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people in any way. The legislation, proposed by MK Ofer Shelah, would make any law prohibiting discrimination based on gender, age, country of origin, etc. apply to LGBT people as well.

Shelah noted that no other Likud ministers voted in the anti-discrimination bill's favor, though some attended last week’s Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. “Such a simple matter, that all laws prohibiting discrimination should apply to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, did not get the approval of the current government,” Shelah said. “On Pride Week, some of the Likud tried to paint rainbows on their faces. Don’t be fooled: Behind that, you’ll find their true faces.”
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