Germany is far advanced compared to the United States when it comes to legalizing Same-Sex-Marriage. We have had registered partnerships since more than ten years. But the german government under Chancellor Angela Merkel has been procrastinating to give registered partnerships the same legal status as marriage. This is a shame for two reasons.
First, the german government is obliged to give registered partnerships full legal status because the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany demanded years ago that the government has to do so. German opposition parties have picked up on Obama´s initiative to once more demand full legal status.
Second, homosexuality is much more accepted in Germany than in the US, so it would take Mrs Merkel way less courage to take that step than was needed for Barack Obama. So i can only say: Forward, Angie!
Notice: This article is translated – and some contents might have been added or left out to better meet the needs of an international audience – from an original article on one of my german websites Viktor-Leberecht.de or Polygamie-ist-gut-fuer-sie.de (engl:Polygamy is good for you). How i do my translations. Last updated: July 20, 2012 at 17:46 pm © Viktor Leberecht All rights reserved. Please feel free to share my content, but on republishing this post please provide a link to the original post, which happens automatically when you use Social-Sharing-Services. What do you think? Leave a comment here or send me a question through the contact form or the FAQ.Tags: Angela Merkel, European Court of Justice, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Gay Marriage, German Government, Marriage, Obama, Polygamy, Same Sex Marriage