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Why Angela Merkel, known for embracing liberal values, voted against same-sex marriage - Washington Post

Friday's parliamentary vote in Berlin to recognize the right of same-sex couples to wed was a long-awaited victory for German liberals. But the vote was a defeat for the woman who seemed to have emerged as one of the country's most popular icons of ...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 »

A Twisty Path to Gay Marriage in Germany - New York Times

Politics often works in mysterious ways. Take same-sex marriage in Germany: Public opinion polls have long shown a populace in favor, but Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative Christian Democrats have firmly opposed it. Then suddenly last week ...and more »

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 »

Angela Merkel Sets Collision Course With Trump Ahead of G-20 - New York Times

BERLIN — A combative Chancellor Angela Merkel set herself on a collision course with President Trump and his “America first” agenda on Thursday, predicting “very difficult” talks over climate change and trade when she hosts a summit meeting of 20 ...and more »

Germany's Bundestag passes bill on same-sex marriage - Deutsche Welle

The German parliament, or Bundestag, on Friday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in a snap vote that made it onto the agenda before the summer break after a surprise shift by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The bill passed by 393 to 226, with four ...and more »

Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal - BBC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said this year's G20 summit will focus on furthering the aims of the Paris climate deal - putting her on a direct collision course with the US president. Mrs Merkel said she knew the topic may be difficult following ...and more »

G20 stage set for climate change showdown - Deutsche Welle

Leaders of 20 of the world's most powerful nations will come together in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 and 8. Among them, "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel - and US President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax and dismayed the world by ...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 »