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Knesset passes civil union bill

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/knesset_passes_civil_union_bill_20100316

Israel's Knesset passed a civil union bill, although it is expected to help only a small percentage of Israelis who do not want a religious wedding. The bill introduced by the Yisrael Beiteinu party passed its second and third readings during a midnight vote Monday. The lawmakers' vote was 56-4; lawmakers from the religious Shas and United Torah Judaism parties opposed the bill and did not attend the vote.

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