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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 »

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 »

Same Sex Marriage: Why Liberal Germany Took So Long To Give Gay Couples Equal Rights - Newsweek

It was in the year 2000 that David Staeglich, one of the organizers behind Berlin Pride and Pride Germany, first got involved in LGBT activism. A year later, the movement won a major victory when the government—then a center left-green coalition ...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 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 »

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 »

German lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in landmark vote - Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament backed the legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticized by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative bloc and by the ...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 »

Merkel opposed marriage equality — until now. What happened? - Washington Post

After years of defending her party's opposition to same-sex marriage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stunned many by announcing this week that members of her center-right, governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party would no longer be asked ...and more »