Israel: In LGBT victory, court bans transgender workplace prejudice

Thousands attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv, June 13, 2014. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In a landmark civil rights case coinciding with the 2015 “Tel Aviv Loves All Genders” themed Tel Aviv Pride Week, the National Labor Court determined employees may not be discriminated against based on their gender identity.

The historic recognition of a community vastly marginalized within Israeli society came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the LGBT movement’s struggles for equality.

“The struggle for every person to be recognized as equal before the law is a long struggle, and there is still a long way to go,” Netanyahu wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post in honor of Pride Week, noting that he is proud Israel is “among the most open countries in the world”…

  • Exile1981

    There is a huge difference between someone who is gay and someone who is a member of the LGBTxyz community. As the one conservative lesbian I know tells me, the LGBT isn’t about equal rights it’s about political domination and far left political agendas.

    • Alain

      She is spot on.

  • just a thought

    “Netanyahu wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post in honor of Pride Week,
    noting that he is proud Israel is “among the most open countries in the world”…”

    Fat lot of good Israel’s being “open” is doing it. In fact, the more nonsense Israel is “open” to, the more nonsense the anti-Semites will throw at her. How about a little JEWISH PRIDE for a change, Bibi?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that Bibi is trying to co-opt these freaks by telling them, “You leave us alone and we’ll leave you alone.”

    • No – that’s not it.

      • just a thought

        There are so many otherwise savvy people, who have a firm grasp on many critical issues, and from whom I’ve learned a lot, but who nevertheless believed that Sharon’s Gaza plan was clever, and now the Bibi knows what he’s doing. It’s all well and good to give someone the benefit of the doubt, but not when so many lives are at stake.

        • I agree with you. In this matter (acceptance of homosexuality), I do not give Bibi the benefit of the doubt. I do believe he, like many other politicians in Israel and abroad, has caved in to homosexual activism and long ago opted to consider such behavior as normal. Even Bar Ilan university (founded as a religiously inclined university) has this week caved in to homosexual activist pressures and allowed demonstrations on its premises.

  • I’ll be waiting anxiously to see how the Israeli army trannies are going to fight Hamas and Hezbollah in the next war. Many Israeli judges are the same idiots as their Canadian counterparts. For a country, which is under almost constant attack, that is not going to end up well.

  • Israel’s acceptance of homosexuality may spell its doom.

    • just a thought

      I don’t think so, but it can’t help but cause more suffering to Jews everywhere, and also to the foolish nations who compel us to accept deviance for normalcy.

      • What I meant: fear of God in this matter would be wise, for no one knows if or when He may choose to react. This said for believers, since unbelievers would of course just scoff. In any case, even on natural grounds, acceptance of deviance as normal is sure to cause suffering all round (as you rightly suggest).

        • just a thought


          I was just being optimistic for the fate of Israel in general, despite those who would sacrifice her survival for the sake of perceived sexual gratification. [I assume that you are alluding to what is written in Leviticus 18 (22-30) where we are cautioned against indulging in exactly those perversions, for the indulgence in which the land itself would vomit them out.”? If so, yeah, it’s a pretty stupid thing to do anywhere, but especially in Israel. For Netanyahu to be proud of that kind of openness is truly embarrassing.]

    • David

      One hill at a time Avi.

      • Apart from the issue of Arab and European anti-Semitism and aggression, I would place the issue of morality (homosexuality and other forms of corruption) very high on the agenda for Israel. One issue is external, the other internal.