Gay Israeli lawmakers speak out against LGBT laws in North Carolina

When MKs Amir Ohana (Likud) and Itzik Shmuly (Zionist Union) agreed to take part in a US State Department-sponsored trip to the US, they didn’t realize that they, the two out gay Knesset members, would find themselves in the eye of a storm over gay rights in America.

Ohana and Shmuly along with MKs Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) and Sharren Haskel (Likud), arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, one of the legs of their two-week trip, as the state was experiencing a backlash against a state law that would not protect state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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