In December 2016, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit issued an instruction to Israel’s Interior Ministry to consider applications for citizenship by same-sex and opposite-sex couples equally under the same terms.

Two years ago I packed three suitcases and landed by myself in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Atlanta, thankfully, surprises me all the time with what she has to offer in all aspects I mentioned.

The religious authority for Jewish marriages is the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and there are parallel authorities for Christians, Muslims and Druze with a total of 15 religious courts.

These regulate all marriages and divorces for their own communities. If the views of one of these bodies were to change, however, it would be legal for members of that religious community to enter into same-sex marriages in Israel.

I do not remember when was the last time I walked into a bar and a man let me use his chair.

I cannot remember a guy sending me a drink when he likes me.I had a blast in Tel Aviv; I worked hard, I traveled, I went out, drank, danced, laughed a lot. Looking back, leaving Tel Aviv was one of the best things that ever happened to me.“I think it’s time to meet someone” I said to my friend. He downloads the app to my phone, explained to me how it works, and sent me on my way.The traditional verse for wedding ceremonies from Psalm 137, "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither..." was used, but replacing Jerusalem with Tel Aviv, Israel's most gay-friendly city.Same-sex marriages performed abroad can be recorded at the Israeli Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration, according to a November 2006 High Court of Justice ruling which defined such records as strictly 'for statistical purposes', thereby avoiding official recognition of same-sex marriages by the state.The Israeli Government has registered same-sex marriages performed abroad for some purposes since 2006.