Monday, 25 February 2013

German government to consider expanding gay unions rights

Following a court ruling, Germany's ruling party considers equalising legislation for same-sex civil unions

German right wing lawmakers say the Reichstag will debate equalizing gay civil unions before its summer break

Leaders of the of the Germany's right wing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party said they are prepared to bridge the gap between gay and straight couples. During an interview this weekend with the weekly news magazine Focus, finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble said the government was examining the effects of a ruling on Tuesday by a constitutional court, saying that gays in a civil partnership should be able to adopt their partners' adopted children. In 2001, Germany legalized same-sex registered partnerships with similar rights to married couples, excluding tax and adoption rights.
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