LGBT community protests for equal rights for families of fallen soldiers
The protestors stressed that under the current laws, same-sex partners and families of fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks are not automatically legally recognized as bereaved. The protestors are therefore seeking to officially instate their right to equality under the Fallen Soldiers Families Pensions and Rehabilitation Law.
People who sacrifice their lives deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual orientation or the makeup of their family, said Rachel Elgabsi, the widow of Police Lt. Fabiola Bohadana who had died in the Carmel Fire in 2010. According to Elgabsi, I was told You cannot be called a widow.