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Germany legalises same-sex marriage - The Hindu

German lawmakers voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage after a short but emotional debate, bringing the country in line with many of its Western peers. Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, she paved the way for its passage ...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 »

German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage - New York Times

BERLIN — When Sarah Kermer proposed to her girlfriend in March, she knew she was in love, but she did not know when, if ever, Germany would allow them to marry. The answer came early Friday morning, when the lower house of the German Parliament ...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 »

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 »

Angela Merkel's rival, Martin Schulz, claims chancellor is too soft on Trump - Deutsche Welle

Martin Schulz criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday for not pursuing a tough enough line against US President Donald Trump. The center-left Social Democrat (SPD) is looking to unseat the 3-term conservative chancellor when Germany holds ...and more »

Same-Sex Marriage Finally Comes to Germany - Slate Magazine (blog)

On Friday morning, the German parliament approved amending the country's laws to allow for same-sex marriage. The vote, in which 393 members voted in favor, while 226 voted against and 4 abstained, was in reponse to a proposal put forward by the ...and more »

The German parliament just approved same-sex marriage - Vox

Germany'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 »

Merkel Slams Trump: 'We Can't Wait for the Last Man on Earth to Be Convinced by Climate Change' - Newsweek

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed confrontation with President Donald Trump over the Paris climate agreement when the two meet up at next month's G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. In a speech to the German parliament Thursday, Merkel ...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 »