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Israel to Computerize Marriage Registry After Marriage Annuled

Israel’s Religious Affairs Ministry said it will spend $11 million to install a computerized system in religious councils across the state, and that all couples who want to marry will be tested via the computer system. Last week the Jerusalem rabbinate was forced to annul a marriage after it was discovered that it accidentally married a woman to a transgender man. One of the couple’s cousins told the Rabbinate that the groom had been born a woman, and the marriage was annulled.