Hundreds demonstrate for LGBT rights in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

Activists for LGBT rights are protesting outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s official residence in Jerusalem, and in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Karmiel Sunday morning.

The demonstrations mark the beginning of a nation-wide strike in protest against the country‘s new surrogacy law, passed Wednesday last week, that denies state-supported surrogacy to homosexual couples and single men.

Hundreds of companies and organizations throughout Israel have expressed their support for the strike.