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Israeli President Peres supports marriage equality

Posted by David Zimmerman  December 4, 2013 08:45 AM

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Israeli President Shimon Peres, speaking recently in Mexico, expressed his support for same-sex marriage in his home country.

In an interview with Ynet News on Sunday while in Guadalajara, Peres said that "even a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has rights. We have no power to take away (their) rights."

He added, "We cannot take away someone's rights because they are different. We cannot take away their right to breathe, right to eat or right to start a family. We must allow everyone to live as is natural to them."

Peres’ comments came in response to two new bills being promoted by the Israeli Justice Ministry. One is called “Living together,” which attempts to regulate some form of a civil partnership between same-sex couples the other bill aims to secure equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.

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