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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 »

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 »

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 ...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 »

German Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage - NPR

In a snap vote on Friday, members of Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Germany. Previously, civil unions were permitted but same-sex couples were not allowed to marry. The legislation passed on a vote of 393 to 226. Four lawmakers ...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 »

'My brother can finally marry his boyfriend' - BBC News

Many social media timelines are full of rainbow colours today as Twitter users celebrate Germany's decision to legalise same-sex marriage. The bill won a clear majority after Chancellor Angela Merkel - who argued marriage was between a man and a woman ...and more »

Did Merkel trip on gay marriage vote, or was this more canny politics? - The Guardian

The German leader's no vote is a sign she has to appease her core conservative base – but the snap election might be more deliberate than she let on. Kate Connolly in Berlin. Fri 30 Jun 2017 14.27 EDT Last modified on Fri 30 Jun 2017 17.48 EDT. Share ...and more »