ISRAEL – NEW GAY RIGHTS LAWS TO BE NAMED AFTER TEEN MURDERED AT JERUSALEM GAY PRIDE


Israel is set to introduce sweeping new LGBT rights to be named after Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was killed at a recent Jerusalem Gay Pride event at which a homophobic madman went on a stabbing spree.

The ‘Shira Banki bills’ which are set to be introduced to the Israeli parliament in October would allow civil recognition of same-sex unions, ban ‘gay conversion’ therapy, bolster education programmes on equality issues, and introduce more supervisions for those convicted of hate crimes.