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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 »

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 Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill -

Two years ago, same-sex marriage became a federal right in the United States. Since then, other countries have adopted similar legislation, allowing equal marriage rights regardless of sexual orientation. In 2017, 21 countries around the world have ...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 »

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 »

In a nod to Angela Merkel's political genius, Germany votes “yes” to gay marriage - Quartz

Angela Merkel, the longest-serving national leader in the European Union, just showed off the political cunning that has kept her in office so long. In what has so far amounted to a rather boring re-election campaign for Merkel, the German chancellor ...and more »

Angela Merkel challenges Donald Trump on climate change and trade ahead of G20 -

Angela Merkel on Thursday set the stage for a showdown with Donald Trump when she announced that next week's G20 summit in Hamburg will focus on climate change. The summit was expected to be dominated by Mr Trump's first meeting with Vladimir ...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 »

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

Gay couples now have the same rights as everyone else to tie the knot – and their families no longer need to feel second class • Andrea Woelke is a solicitor specialising in family law. Contact author. @AltFamLaw. Fri 30 Jun 2017 13.01 EDT Last ...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 »