German Parliament’s Upper House Passes Marriage Equality Resolution In Snub to Angela Merkel

After the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, a wave of callings to act went through Europe: the governments from countries such as Northern Ireland, Italy and, yes, Germany, were asked by...

After the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage, a wave of callings to act went through Europe: the governments from countries such as Northern Ireland, Italy and, yes, Germany, were asked by different political leaders to follow the Irish lead.

On Friday, the German Parliament’s Upper House, the Bundesrat, passed a resolution called “Marriage for all – resolution for the completely equal treatment of same-sex couples.”

This seems to be a snub to the Chancellor Angela Merkel, who as early as past May congratulated Ireland because of the result of its referendum, through her spokesman Steffen Seibert, while clarifying that gay marriage is “not a goal of this government.”

So far Germany recognizes same-sex civil partnerships, when it comes to LGTBQAI+ unions.

Image courtesy of Cristoph Braun (CC0 1.0 Universal), via Wikimedia

Laura Novo – Contributing News Writer

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