Family Court Judge Philip Marcus, who prohibited a gay father of twins from entering the country with his infant sons about a year ago, has announced his resignation.
Marcus, who issued some highly controversial rulings during his 15-year tenure, said he would retire in a few months, 10 years ahead of the official retirement age.
Marcus became a candidate for promotion to the Jerusalem District Court about two years ago. But shortly afterward, he refused to issue a standard legal order to permit a homosexual father - whose two infants were born to a surrogate mother in India - to take the DNA test confirming he was the babies' biological father. The test was a prerequisite for the children's naturalization as Israeli citizens.
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