Steiner had argued that the benefits are given to live-in heterosexual partners and that, according to the Danilowitz precedent, homosexual partners are equally entitled to them.The Steiner decision was more far-reaching than the Danilowitz ruling, which dealt with a private contract; gay-rights activists expect the former to have ramifications for the entire public sector. 20 said he was postponing it again in order to review it personally. In early January Hammer’s media advisor told the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women that Hammer was delaying the program because he considered its message inappropriate for an educational medium. 13, 1997, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), joined by the Lesbian Feminist Community and the Association for the Protection of Individual Rights of Homosexuals, Lesbians, and Bisexuals in Israel, petitioned the High Court to overturn Hammer’s decision.Doron Maisel and to grant him benefits as an IDF widower.Maisel, who died of cancer in November 1991, had lived with Steiner since 1984.The Knesset officially designated February 23, 2016, as the state of Israel's official LGBT rights day.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the Knesset marking the occasion, claiming that he had come to say one thing to the Israeli LGBT community: every person was created in the image of God.For heterosexual couples the transition period to full citizenship took approximately four years; but the Israeli Gay Fathers Association asserted in a petition to Mandelblit that it was not uncommon for homosexual couples to have to wait seven years or more.
Schlissel was convicted of murder and multiple charges of attempted murder on April 19, 2016, and he could face life in prison.
Mosinzon plays small forward for the Maccabi Bat Yam basketball team, and is generally considered one of Israel's best basketball players.
In his 2,000 word post, Mosinzon spoke on issues of modern homophobia in sports, and stated that some of his fellow athletes have chosen suicide over “coming out of the closet.” The first ever Miss Trans Israel contest took place on May 27, 2016, in the Meskin Auditorium at the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv.
The organization lauded the decision as “a huge victory against discrimination for same sex couples.” Shachar Erez, the first openly transgendered officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, was welcomed with open arms by his brothers after admitting his true self to them. Sharon Afek became the first senior IDF official to on May 10, 2017.
Erez extended his IDF service beyond the mandatory two-years after finding his niche, and took on a position as an advisor in the gender affairs office of the IDF. In an interview with the Israel Bar Association, General Afek stated that he had never experienced discrimination in the IDF because of his sexual orientation, and that he never felt his sexual orientation was a factor in his superiors making decisions about him.