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Germany: Angela Merkel’s party considers u-turn on same-sex tax perks

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  1. Wow that was what I had hoped for.It seems that equality could come in Germany after all

  2. That There Other David 25 Feb 2013, 6:17pm

    How about Merkel and co. join the rest of Western Europe and just allow same-sex couples to get married and inherit all the rights that go with that? By this summer they are going to look quite a bit out of step with the rest of us if they stick with their current stance.

    1. I agree.

      The truth is that Germany, a country I have long admired, has over the past few years begun looking more and more like the backward child of western Europe when it comes to equality rights and marriage.

      Come on Angela. If even David Cameron gets it, surely you can.

      1. That’s what happens when you have primarily religious political parties. You see it the world over. Backward politicians holding back their societies.

        They just need to get religion out of their politics

  3. Ratzi the Nazi Pope is gone, time for Angela Merkel to go too. I’m sick of Germans degrading and attacking gays, they have been at this since Paragraph 175 in the 1930s.

  4. GulliverUK 26 Feb 2013, 8:47am

    Do it now, or do it when the courts intervene again, or the ECHR tells them to. The danger with waiting is that things will be taken out of their hands if they wait, and that’ll mean full, equal rights.

    What the hell is wrong with Germans? They are the ones I least expected to still have unequal rights. Don’t they teach history in schools?

  5. The funny thing is, that there is a majority in the parlament for same-rights for same-sex couples in Germany. The CDU/CSU is the only party that is against it and their coalition party FDP is their lapdog on this. If the FDP would do what they promised before the election, FDP, Grüne, SPD and Die Linke could get equal rights tomorrow. It’s just the fucking C in the CDU!

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