The amendment to the penal code also exempts consensual gay sex involving youths 14 and 15 and youths up to three years older. On 06 July , it was reported that the Ayalon Insurance Company refused to finance a mastectomy for a transgender man, being told his policy does not cover mental disorders or psychiatric treatments. An appeal against the insurance company has been submitted, via the Human Rights Clinic at Tel Aviv University, claiming that its attitude reflects discrimination and prejudice, and that being transgender is not a mental disease [R1. On 11 January , it was reported that the Health Ministry has approved a pilot programme starting in April to allow bisexual and gay men to donate blood - regardless of when they last had sex.
The gay-marriage tax penalty
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Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic. Following months of protests both for and against the measure, the French Senate on Tuesday night passed an important provision in a package of laws that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country. The vote is a political win for embattled President Hollande. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest a plan by the French government to legalize gay marriage and adoption. The demonstration turned violent with police using tear gas and batons. Now some of her allies are toying with the idea of siding with the opposition on the issue.
Same-sex couples can legally wed in nine states and the District of Columbia. This week, 80 prominent Republicans urged the Supreme Court to make it the law of the land. But come tax time, married gay couples have few rights and more headaches. In a tax season already marred by delays and potential cuts, gay couples also wrestle with a complex filing process, steeper tax bills and difficulties in passing assets along to their spouses. Much of the issues stem from the fact that gay couples cannot file jointly on their federal tax returns.
Armenia 6 Bulgaria 7 Cambodia: Nepal Netherlands: Same-sex marriage in Germany has been legal since 1 October