Israel

New Families Album

Gay and lesbian parents in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s 2014 Gay Pride theme was in the news, and still is: the new families, children with two fathers or two mothers. A study of the American Psychological Association says there is no scientific evidence that parents’ sexual orientation can influence or decide the ability of being good fathers or mothers. Researches demonstrate that children raised by gay and lesbian couples have the same kind of stability, development and psychological health that children raised by heterosexual couples have.
While many countries, for cultural and religious reasons, take position against gays and lesbians’ rights, especially the one to have children through artificial insemination and the one to adopt a child, in a country like Israel – strongly influenced by religion, too – it is not rare to see two men or two women walking embraced while pushing a stroller.

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