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    Greens call to legalize gay marriage in Germany

    The dominoes begin to fall.

    Greens call to legalize gay marriage in Germany | News | DW.DE | 24.05.2015

    After Ireland's citizens voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality in a historic referendum, members of Germany's Green party have called for the recognition of same-sex marriage in Germany as well. The Greens on Sunday appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to allow same-sex marriage in Germany. "It's time Mrs. Merkel," the party's parliamentary leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt told newspaper "Die Welt." "The Merkel faction cannot just sit out the debate on marriage for all…I am confident that the Irish vote will accelerate equality in Germany." In a historic referendum held on Friday, Ireland voted by a landslide in favor of changing the constitution to recognize marriage between same-sex couples. It marks a significant step in a predominantly Catholic country where homosexuality was a criminal offense until 1993. Same-sex civil partnerships have been legal in Ireland since 2010. Similar recognition was introduced almost a decade earlier in Germany with the Civil Partnership Act in 2001, but in the meantime, Göring-Eckardt said "even Ireland has overtaken us." The German partnerships, however, do not provide couples with exactly the same tax and adoption rights as marriage.

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    Re: Greens call to legalize gay marriage in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Actually the Greens have been pushing this agenda for quite a while. They had become stsoto voce about it, when they ran into fire with an other of their libertine projects after having put the legalization of pedophilia on their program. They did, however, start backing the idea again a few years later.

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