(WB) The Israeli government on Tuesday announced same-sex couples and transgender people will now be able to have children via surrogate.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, who is openly gay, discussed the new policy during a Jerusalem press briefing with Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash.

“Today we are making history,” said Horowitz.

The Israeli Supreme Court last July ruled the government must allow same-sex couples and single men to have a child via surrogate.

The ruling directed the government to act within six months. The new policy, which includes single men, will take effect on Jan. 11.


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