Israel strikes down law

Israel strikes down law banning gay couples from using surrogates to have children.

The Supreme Court in Israel has struck down a law preventing same-sex couples from using surrogate mothers to have children.

The court threw the law out on February 27 and gave the country’s parliament, the Knesset, a year to implement a new law to allow gay couples to access surrogacy.

A summary of the decision released by the High Court of Justice said the archaic law was violating “the right to equality and the right to parenthood of these groups” and argued that it was “illegal”, according to The Times of Israel.