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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Germany approves same-sex marriage - UPI.com

June 30 (UPI) -- The German parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel, who voted against the measure, encouraged her party to vote their conscience. Members of Germany's Bundestag voted ...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 »

Opinion: Same-sex marriage in Germany - a run-of-the-mill revolution - Deutsche Welle

At the moment, many are comparing Chancellor Angela Merkel to Günter Schabowski, the East German Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) official whose press statement in 1989 accelerated the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, at his ...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 »

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 »

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 »