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German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage - Toowoomba Chronicle;

German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage - Toowoomba Chronicle

Toowoomba ChronicleGerman parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriageToowoomba ChronicleThe country's parliament voted in favour of the change after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of the conservative party to vote their conscience rather than follow party lines. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament ...and more »

Angela Merkel votes against gay marriage - despite paving the way for couples to wed - Mirror.co.uk;

Angela Merkel votes against gay marriage - despite paving the way for couples to wed - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukAngela Merkel votes against gay marriage - despite paving the way for couples to wedMirror.co.ukGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against gay marriage – despite paving the way for same-sex couples to wed. She allowed her conservative Christian Democrats MPs to vote with their consciences, lifting the party's previous opposition. But even ...and more »

Same-sex marriage legal in Germany now - The Tribune;

Same-sex marriage legal in Germany now - The Tribune

The TribuneSame-sex marriage legal in Germany nowThe TribuneAt an event hosted by women's magazine “Brigitte” this week Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of a “dramatic experience” when she told a lesbian in her home constituency how she had struggled with the idea of same-sex couples adopting children. Merkel ...and more »

Germany Legalized Same-Sex Marriage, but Angela Merkel Voted Against It - Esquire.com;

Germany Legalized Same-Sex Marriage, but Angela Merkel Voted Against It - Esquire.com

Esquire.comGermany Legalized Same-Sex Marriage, but Angela Merkel Voted Against ItEsquire.comIn Germany on Friday, the parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage. That's great! Good job, Germany! Except that the vote was nowhere near unanimous—the Bundestag's deciding vote was 393 to 226—with one major international player voicing her ...and more »

At long last, Germany's bells are ringing for same-sex marriage - The Guardian;

At long last, Germany's bells are ringing for same-sex marriage - The Guardian

The GuardianAt long last, Germany's bells are ringing for same-sex marriageThe Guardian'There is a mood of celebration.' People celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images. Gay marriage · Opinion ...and more »

Germany denies report US threatening to stop regulation cooperation - Daily Mail

Germany denies report US threatening to stop regulation cooperationDaily MailBERLIN, June 30 (Reuters) - The German government on Friday denied a media report which said the United States had signalled it could discontinue multilateral cooperation on financial market regulation and tax havens ahead of a G20 summit in Germany ...and more »

At Long Last, Germany's Lawmakers Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - The Mary Sue;

At Long Last, Germany's Lawmakers Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - The Mary Sue

The Mary SueAt Long Last, Germany's Lawmakers Legalize Same-Sex MarriageThe Mary SueGermany has for many years been out of step with other EU nations in not recognizing the legal right of same-sex couples to marry. Love wins once again, however, and Friday's parliamentary vote made same-sex marriage the law of the land. It might ...and more »

Germany's vote to OK gay marriage likely to benefit Merkel - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Germany's vote to OK gay marriage likely to benefit MerkelMinneapolis Star TribuneBERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dominated German politics for over a decade thanks to a combination of flexibility, tactical savvy and luck — and she looks likely to benefit from Germany's legalization of gay marriage as she seeks a fourth term ...and more »

German MPs approve gay marriage in snap vote - Mumbai Mirror;

German MPs approve gay marriage in snap vote - Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai MirrorGerman MPs approve gay marriage in snap voteMumbai MirrorBerlin: Germany on Friday became the 23rd country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after lawmakers passed a bill in a snap vote that was approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel just four days ago. The initiative, which delivers full rights to ...and more »

German Lawmakers Finally Voted To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - Refinery29;

German Lawmakers Finally Voted To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - Refinery29

Refinery29German Lawmakers Finally Voted To Legalize Same-Sex MarriageRefinery29On Friday, members of Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the country up to speed with many of its Western peers. The vote was only possible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who long opposed same-sex marriage, pivoted ...and more »

In Swift and Historic Shift, Germany Approves Same-Sex Marriage - Foreign Policy (blog);

In Swift and Historic Shift, Germany Approves Same-Sex Marriage - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)In Swift and Historic Shift, Germany Approves Same-Sex MarriageForeign Policy (blog)In one week, Germany has shifted its stance on gay marriage, with lawmakers overwhelmingly voting Friday to allow the practice. As recently as last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) were ...and more »

Parliamentarians react to 'historic' vote in favor of gay marriage - Deutsche Welle;

Parliamentarians react to 'historic' vote in favor of gay marriage - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleParliamentarians react to 'historic' vote in favor of gay marriageDeutsche WelleFriday's Bundestag vote was a 'historic' moment for advocates of same-sex marriage. For Chancellor Angela Merkel it was a defeat that showed strains in her coalition - three months ahead of Germany's federal election. Two women kiss each other in ...and more »

Twitter reacts to Germany legalising same-sex marriage - BreakingNews.ie;

Twitter reacts to Germany legalising same-sex marriage - BreakingNews.ie

BreakingNews.ieTwitter reacts to Germany legalising same-sex marriageBreakingNews.ieCelebrations all around in Germany today as the country's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage. The move brings Germany into line with many other European countries including France, U.K, Spain and of course, Ireland. advertisement ...and more »

German Parliament Closes Out Pride By Paving The Way For Same-Sex Marriage - Autostraddle;

German Parliament Closes Out Pride By Paving The Way For Same-Sex Marriage - Autostraddle

AutostraddleGerman Parliament Closes Out Pride By Paving The Way For Same-Sex MarriageAutostraddleJust when I'd forgotten Autostraddle's “We Won a Thing” tag exists, I woke up to the news that German parliament has finally approved same-sex marriage!The vote passed 393 to 226 on Friday after a Chancellor Angela Merkel — presumably determined not ...and more »

Gay marriage push divides Merkel's coalition - The Hindu;

Gay marriage push divides Merkel's coalition - The Hindu

The HinduGay marriage push divides Merkel's coalitionThe HinduGermany is set to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday after a heated coalition spat sealed an election-year divorce between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her centre-left governing partners. The reform would grant full marital rights, ...and more »

The German parliament just approved same-sex marriage - Vox;

The German parliament just approved same-sex marriage - Vox

VoxThe German parliament just approved same-sex marriageVoxGermany's parliament, the Bundestag, just approved same-sex marriage, finally putting a country leading the European pushback against President Trump in line with its progressive neighbors. The celebration of the results — both in parliament and in ...and more »

Germany's Same-Sex Marriage Victory - The Atlantic;

Germany's Same-Sex Marriage Victory - The Atlantic

The AtlanticGermany's Same-Sex Marriage VictoryThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel unexpectedly dropped her longstanding opposition to the ...and more »

German Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage - WBUR;

German Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage - WBUR

WBURGerman Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex MarriageWBURGreen Party's gay rights activist Volker Beck, center, and fellow faction members celebrate with a confetti popper after Germany's Parliament voted on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage. In a snap vote on Friday, members of Parliament voted to ...and more »

Bundestag Approves Gay Marriage in Germany - U.S. News & World Report;

Bundestag Approves Gay Marriage in Germany - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportBundestag Approves Gay Marriage in GermanyU.S. News & World ReportAllies of Chancellor Angela Merkel had said such a vote wouldn't come until after the September election. By Curt Mills, Staff Writer | June 30, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Bundestag Approves Gay Marriage in ...and more »

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn - Times Colonist;

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn - Times Colonist

Times ColonistGermany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turnTimes ColonistGreen party's Christian Stroebele smiles during a debate of the German parliament Bundestag on the gay marriage in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). BERLIN — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex ...and more »