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Germany legalises same-sex marriage - The Hindu

In this June 30, 2017 photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel casts her vote during a meeting of the Federal Parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building on the ballot of marriage for everybody in Berlin. | Photo Credit: AP. AP. BERLIN:, June 30 ...and more »

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

German MPs have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, prompting joyous and unusual scenes in parliament as Green party politicians tossed glittered confetti across the chamber and gay couples sitting in the public gallery kissed and embraced ...and more »

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

The G20 summit comes amid tensions over trade, climate, and refugee policy and increased uncertainty over the U.S. commitment to multilateral institutions. Backgrounder by James McBride. June 30, 2017. The inner city of Hamburg, Germany. Christian ...and more »

Merkel to put climate change at centre of G20 talks after Trump's Paris pullout - The Guardian

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, welcomes the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, in Berlin before a meeting with European G20 heads of state. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images. Tackling climate change will be one of the ...and more »

Week Ahead: G-20 Summit Among International Environment Events - Bloomberg BNA

Washington is taking a break during the week of July 3, but foreign nations aren't. A Group of 20 summit in Germany that will focus on climate change highlights the week's international environment and energy events. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...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 »

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 »

Germany approves same-sex marriage — but Merkel votes no - VICE News

German lawmakers voted by a wide margin Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote on the issue. The move to full marriage equality comes 16 years after Germany recognized civil partnerships, and makes Germany one of the last Western European ...and more »

At long last, Germany's bells are ringing for same-sex marriage - The 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. On Friday, the lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, passed ...and more »

All of Germany's Muslim MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriage - The Independent

All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the bill and announcing: "Marriage is between a man and a woman." Despite the Chancellor's opposition, the historic ...and more »