NewsTue Nov 21, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Israel Must Register Homosexual “Marriages” Performed Abroad Rules High Court
By John-Henry Westen
JERUSALEM, November 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â In a decision sure to cause unrest in the Holy Land, the Israeli High Court of Justice ruled today that homosexual ‘marriages’ obtained in Canada must be registered by Israeli authorities.Â The justices ruled 6-1 in the precedent setting case launched by homosexual activist couples who “married” in Toronto, Canada.
Yitzhak Cohen the Shas Minister of Religious Affairs commented to Haaretz news service saying: “the High Court has sunken in the gates of defilement and has torn out the last mezuzah from its doors. Marriage can only be held by the faith of Moses and Yisrael [the traditional Jewish marriage vows].Â The dam that protected the Jewish state has been burst open under the auspices of the High Court, asking for an anti-Jewish deluge clad in black capes.”
Less than two weeks ago the lengthy battle over a proposed Jerusalem Gay Pride parade ended as organizers were forced to cancel the event one day before its scheduled date.Â Security concerns, amid relentless pressure from the Orthodox Jewish community against the event, were cited as the reason behind the last-minute cancellation.
“A lot of people are very happy because a level of purity has been returned to Jerusalem,” Rabbi Yehuda Levin, of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, said at the time.Â“The holy city of Jerusalem now breathes a sign of relief that it is not going to be sullied by this kind of event.”