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German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage

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  1. She’s had two marriages herself, obviously can’t get enough of what she wants to deny others from having.

    1. But she’s an evangelical and has to impose her beliefs upon others as is their relentlessly corrupt religious way.

      1. nixi otemba 17 Jan 2014, 4:12pm

        are evangelicals alowwed to remarry?

        1. In 1977, Angela Kasner married physics student Ulrich Merkel and took his surname. The marriage ended in divorce in 1982.
          Her second and current husband is quantum chemist and professor Joachim Sauer, who has largely remained out of the media spotlight. They first met in 1981, became a couple later and married privately on 30 December 1998.
          She has no children,
          Religion, Evangelical Church in Germany (Wiki)

  2. Merkel’s CDU hold of German power is fragile and reliant on a coalition. She is a very well educated woman with a keen analytical mind – she is a physicist with doctorate in quantum chemistry. She was ruthless as German chancellor.
    I suspect that equal marriage is of little interest to her either way – she does not come across as a romantic -and the issue is more about saving her place in the very conservative CDU party and Germany’s financial links to the old eastern bloc counties.
    That said she does have strong past ties with Russia through her life in East Germany and I wonder how much of her thinking on the issues around LGBTs is influenced by that.
    The Americans have been monitoring her since 2002 – not so unusual but mmmm.
    I have my doubts that she would be in power after the next elections.
    The battle for equal marriage will be a tough one in Germany.

  3. He is using the issue to get at her; she couldn’t stop it if parliament wanted it.

  4. LOL, Westerwelle speaks after he’s no longer in the government? Having seemed like just a rubber stamp for Merkel’s government and losing a chunk of the electorate that moved the party to relevance, Westerwelle now chooses to speak?

  5. Merkle has decided. Gays, in her eyes, are second class citizens.

    She well knows what she is doing, in spite of Germanys concentration camp history dealing with gays.

  6. Colin (Queenstown/London) 18 Jan 2014, 1:37am

    I admire Germany and their leadership over the last 10 years. I just hope that Merkel as a leader and a woman of immence talent will understand that economies go up and down but the true measure of a nation is it’s compassion and it’s stance on human rights and then human rights for minority groups. I think she is religious and in the UK we say a good woman politician fall to religion. I hope she knows she will be remembered longer for human rights that political stability.

    1. I admire Germany too. If only we had the robust, underlying strength of their manufacturing-based economy and they could show us a thing or two about democracy too seeing as they have what is probably the nearest to a ‘perfect’ electoral system in the Additional Member System of PR compared to Britain’s archaic disgrace of Fist Past The Post.

      It would be something if Germany of all countries made gay marriage legal not just because of their dark history but also to say to the extreme anti-gay nutters who admire that history like on Stormfront Britain that their prejudice is simply unacceptable in the 21st Century and that nowdays the Fatherland itself is a beacon of tolerance for homosexual and bisexual people.

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