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Watch: Bar Refaeli speaks out on civil unions

by Jana Banin, JTA

Posted on Nov. 19, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Bar Refaeli in the "Why do I support civil unions?" video.

Bar Refaeli in the "Why do I support civil unions?" video.

Grab a Hebrew or Russian-speaking friend and check out this sweet video released Sunday by Israeli political party Yesh Atid, promoting their proposed civil unions bill.

You might not be familiar with many of the 20 Israeli celebs who appear on screen answering the question, “Why do I support civil unions?” But surely the face of a certain blonde supermodel will ring a bell.

“Because a loving family is the most important thing,” Bar Refaeli responded.

Other answers, per our translators over at The Times of Israel:

“Because it doesn’t make sense to fly out of the country to get married,” TV personality Yaron Brovinsky stated.

“Because I’m a married man and it’s time the state registered that,” Gal Uchovsky, an openly gay journalist, producer, and screenplay writer replied.

The proposed law, now before the Knesset, would bestow recognition on marriages performed outside the official rabbinate.

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