Israeli court grants first gay divorce

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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December 4, 2012
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A gay Israeli couple for the first time was granted a divorce by an Israeli family court. The divorce of Tel Aviv University Professor Avi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama was granted on Sunday by the Ramat Gan Family Court, according to Haaretz, which ordered the Interior Minister to register their status as divorced. They were married in Canada in 2004 after living together for more than a decade, but only Canadian citizens can be divorced in Canada. They also were the first same-sex male couple in Israel to have their legal right of adoption recognized.