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How did Germany just legalise same-sex marriage? - ABC Online

Germany's parliament has passed legislation allowing same-sex marriage, only a couple of days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would allow politicians to follow their own conscience rather than the party line on the issue. The swift move ...and more »

Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany - Human Rights Campaign (blog)

HRC celebrated a vote by the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany's parliament, to make marriage equality the law of the land. Once the legislation is approved by Bundesrat, the upper house, - which is expected to be a formality - and signed into law ...and more »

What to Know About the Hamburg G20 Summit - Council on Foreign Relations

The annual summit of the Group of Twenty (G20), a gathering of the world's largest economies, has evolved into a major forum for discussing the most pressing global issues. One of the group's most impressive achievements was its robust response to the ...and more »

German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage - The Guardian

Green party MPs toss confetti across chamber and gay couples kiss in gallery, while Angela Merkel votes no despite permitting bill. Kate Connolly in Berlin. Fri 30 Jun 2017 12.27 EDT First published on Fri 30 Jun 2017 02.48 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Germany approves same-sex marriage - UPI.com

June 30 (UPI) -- The German parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel, who voted against the measure, encouraged her party to vote their conscience. Members of Germany's Bundestag voted ...and more »

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: 'We cannot wait to act until the [climate] science has convinced every last doubter' - ZME Science

The world's largest economies will continue implementing the Paris Agreement, despite US President Donald Trump announcing his intention to exit the pact. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who presides this year's G20 summit, directly referenced ...and more »

Political games behind Germany's gay marriage vote - EUobserver

[Updated on 30 June at 10.00] Germany's lesbians and gays received the right to wed on Friday (30 June), when a snap vote on the issue was held in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament. But their gain was the result of political machinations ...and more »

Germany legalises same-sex marriage in snap vote after Angela Merkel opens door - The Sydney Morning Herald

Germany's parliament voted to legalise gay marriage, putting the country in line with other European Union nations and the US after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face and dropped her party's objection to same-sex unions. Social Democrats joined ...and more »

Germany legalises same-sex marriage after Angela Merkel allows free vote - ABC Online

German politicians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a snap vote only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her mind to allow a free vote. Key points: 393 voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, 226 against; Bill grants same ...and more »

Merkel opposed marriage equality — until now. What happened? - Washington Post

After years of defending her party's opposition to same-sex marriage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stunned many by announcing this week that members of her center-right, governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party would no longer be asked ...and more »