Does Israeli inheritance law discriminate against single-sex couples or can they inherit just like heterosexual couples who cohabit but are not married ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 27 June, 2022
Despite a slow trend recognizing the legal rights of single sex couples , they were discriminated against regarding Inheritance. Courts interpreted the 1965 Inheritance Law regarding the rights of non-married cohabiting couples very strictly; they only applied to a couple comprising a man and a woman. Surviving partners in a Homosexual or Lesbian relationship had no inheritance rights under the act. However,a revolutionary judgment made by Nazareth District Court in November 2004 may mark the beginning of the gradual recognition of the rights of cohabitees in single-sexed relationships to inherit.