Regarding gay equality after death…

In Israel, several state-funded Jewish burial societies have been caught attempting to keep families of gay and lesbian people from burying their loved ones in certain cemeteries, drawing angry reaction from politicians, LGBT activists and some religious authorities.

Burial society officials in at least four cities told Channel 2 television they should seek to bury a deceased gay person in another cemetery, or that the person would not be put in the same section as religious Jews.

“Israel has laws that ban this kind of discrimination, but we see they are simply not enforced,” said Oded Fried, the former head of Aguda – the Israeli National LGBT Task Force, who called on the Knesset to act so that we are all “treated equally.”

In 19 years of blogging this is the first time Your Activist has come across this kind of discrimination – and it is appalling.