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Germany: Angela Merkel’s conservative party to hold off on gay tax rights amidst election fears

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  1. Merkel and her party are disgusting, vile bigots.

  2. barriejohn 4 Mar 2013, 8:50pm

    Shameful.

  3. Merkel is really making herself the anti-gay spokesperson of the EU.

    Germany has not entirely moved on since the 1930s.

  4. Well, what on earth would you expect from the CHRISTIAN Democratic Union??

  5. Helge Vladimir Tiller 4 Mar 2013, 10:16pm

    Angela- Angela, I believed in you. This makes me sad. Tut mir leid ! Vorwärts, Angela – schwule Menschen wie ich sind wertvoll.

    1. Absolut – wir sind all genau so wert wie alle Menschen, ob schwul oder hetero: “Die menschliche Würde ist unantastbar”. Unglaubliche Feigheit. Diese bescheidenen Politiker!

      1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 5 Mar 2013, 6:44pm

        Ja wirklich, Giselle. Wir haben dieselbe Würde. Sisters and brothers are we all–belonging to the same “FAMILY”- In this hard and tough world. Grüsse von Norwegen !

  6. So Angela Merkel is more concerned about appeasing social conservatives (i.e. bigots) within her own party than treating gay people in Germany as equal human beings. Shame on her and the CDU.

    By deciding that they will wait until courts force legislative change, the German government is turning its back on the children of same-sex couples. It is basically declaring that the welfare of those children is not its concern.

    Germany can no longer be considered as a leading progressive nation as long as she and the CDU remain in power.

  7. It’s time for the German people to remove Merkel and her christian bigot party from power.

    When is the election?

  8. Religion poisons once again, Germany fails its people once again, and those without blame suffer… once again.

    If you want to use any of the above for a new anthem, Mrs. Merkel, feel free. Seems to fit your country like a glove.

  9. Gee what an ugly bitch she is, just like our own Julia Gillard in Australia!

    Both oppose same sex marriages!

    List of women in politics who OPPOSES same sex marriage equality laws:

    1. Julia Gillard (Australia Prime Minister, hung parliament)
    2. Teresa Weed (Rhode Island Senate President – still there after 20 years)
    3. Lara Bush (wife of George Bush who now opposes same sex marriages)
    4. Angela Merkel (German Chancellor and head of the Conservative Coalition of Germany currently in power)

    Any more…

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    1. Common sense 5 Mar 2013, 2:25pm

      Merkel is a pragmatist first and foremost. If. She had the votes she would probably go for it. But CSU outright opposition makes it impossible for her to do anything here. It is actually the opposite problem to Gillard.

  10. Georg Friedrich 5 Mar 2013, 3:21am

    German Christian Democrats are discussing same-sex marriage in such terrible anachronistic style, as if we still live in the 80-es, and poor Germany is quasi only place in the world, where political parties must do this incredible uneasy decision – to give or not to give for gay couples equal rights on taxes. Now we must wait until summer, when Constitutional Court will decide on this too, and chief judge has already confirm in not direct way, that this decision will be positive too, as all six before, including on ‘succesiv adoption’ on February 19. However, the strategy of current government still is very clear: to do only this what Constitutional Court is demanding, but no step more, no own initiative, absolutely nothing. Maybe in general Germany is ‘parliamentarian Republic of Berlin’, but at the level of gay rights we for already long time are ‘judicial monarchy of Karlsruhe’.

  11. Common sense 5 Mar 2013, 2:23pm

    Look folks, the problem isn’t really the CDU or the FDP. On their own they would likely be more progressive. But they are dragged back into the Neanderthal past by the Bavarian CSU, which forms the third part of the black coalition.

  12. I can only say one thing, in one word:

    Cowards.

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