The Israeli Knesset’s Ministerial Law Committee approved a bill and sent it to the full Knesset which, if it passes, which is likely,  would prohibit employment discrimination (and discrimination in, among other things, housing, medical care, and education) on the basis of gender or sexual preference.

In fact, the law would require all laws against discrimination to include such a ban on gender or sexual preference discrimination.

According to the bill’s sponsor, it is “a correction that is necessary in order to prevent clear cases of discrimination. This law has been missing in our legal system, and adding it will ensure that our legal system is fair and just to all.”

This leaves the US in an-ever shrinking number of Western countries that have not banned such discrimination.