Gay couples in Israel are moving closer to tax equality. Under the current law, women who are parents receive greater tax breaks than men, leaving gay male couples at a disadvantage.
However, a bill passed by Wednesday by Israel's parliament equalizes taxes, but doesn't go far enough in giving gay couples full recognition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports the legislation, which will likely go through more revisions and negotiations before its final passage.
Unrelated side note: Isn't that rainbow yarmulke in the photo above fabulous?