Goldberg with twins
Protest for Goldberg and twins
Photo: Gil Yohanan

State to allow tissue analysis for gay father stranded in India

Prosecution informs Family Court it does not object to granting Dan Goldberg, father of twins born of surrogate mother in India, paternity test, leaving final decision in Family Court's hands

The Jerusalem District Prosecution on Monday notified the Family Court that the State has no objection to giving the homosexual father stranded in India with his twins a tissue analysis without holding a session in the matter.


The prosecution's announcement was made after the court appointed a legal guarding for the children over the weekend and ruled that the State has three days to declare its stance on the issue.


Dan Goldberg and his twin infants who were born of a surrogate mother, have been stranded in India for the past two months, after Jerusalem Family Court Justice Philip Marcus rejected the father's request for a paternity test, a procedure that has been approved many times in the past, under the claim that he lacked the jurisdiction.


Following the controversial ruling, an appeal was filed to the Jerusalem District Court, which unanimously accepted the position that the family court should be the one to rule in the matter.


Over the weekend dozens of Goldberg's friends from the homosexual community protested against Judge Marcus' decision and called for the twins' status to be settled.


"Even Yigal Amir was allowed to have children, and we do not get this basic right," one of the protesters said.


פרסום ראשון: 05.17.10, 15:05
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