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Friday, 12 June 2015
New IDF Policy Supports Equality for Same-Sex Parents
The IDF recently issued a new policy that ensures that same-sex couples won’t have to simultaneously report for reserve duty. “This new regulation means that in case of a national emergency – I know that my daughters won’t be left at home without a parent,” says Maj. (res.) Etai Pinkas. “As a father, this is very reasuring.”
Previously, direct commanders individually determined the need for postponing reserve duty forsame-sex couples. However, following the new policy, same-sex couples with children can now officially claim this right.
“Since I became a father to our twins Gal and Noa five years ago, my commanders have been considerate and understanding with regard to my reserve service,” explains Yoav. “That being said, it’s good to know that from now on it’s official policy. Same-sex parents will no longer be left dependent on their commanders’ judgment.”
Major (res.) Etai Pinkas (41, left), is a bereavement officer for the IDF Municipal Office in Tel Aviv. His husband, Major (res.) Yoav Arad-Pinkas (42, right), is a commander in the IDF. The two are busy raising their three daughters (left to right): Gal (5), Noa (5) and Or (1).