Aug 102012
 

The Support of Kristina Schröder, Minister for Family Affairs, for the proposal of some Members of her conservative party, the CDU, that homosexual partnerships should get fiscal equality with heterosexual marriage, has caused a heated debate within her own party.

While all the parties of the opposition welcomed the proposal, many in the CDU and her bavarian affiliate CSU objected. In particular the CSU is committed to special protection for heterosexual marriage.

For people not from Germany: The CSU is the ruling party in the southern german federal state of Bavaria. And just a few years ago this party had no problem making Horst Seehofer the party leader and prime minister of Bavaria, though it had just been revealed by nationwide intense media coverage that for many years he had been an adulterer and his lover was at that time pregnant from him. Definitive proof, that he and his party are staunch and believable defenders of traditional marriage.

Analyzes and reports on the debate (all in german):

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/reaktionen-zum-cdu-vorstoss-steuerliche-gleichstellung-entzweit-union-1.1435120

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/benachteiligung-homosexueller-paare-was-der-ehe-fuer-alle-im-wege-steht-1.1436984

http://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/streit-um-steuerliche-gleichstellung-fuer-homo-ehe-fdp-draengt-auf-aenderung-union-bremst_aid_796055.html

An interesting read also is the reasoning of the head of the CSU group in the german national parliament (Bundestag), Gerda Hasselfeldt, for the special protection of heterosexual marriage: “Marriage between a man and woman is under special protection because it´s goal is the creation of life and upbringing of children – in homosexual relationships this is not the case.” 1

To correct this “shortcoming” of same-sex marriages, politicians would only finally have to fulfill the requirements set by the Federal Constitutional Court demanding full equality, instead of making such flimsy arguments. This would allow gays and lesbians to adopt children, as is possible in other countries, or have children from surrogate mothers (or even surrogate fathers = sperm donators), and thus create life and bring up children.

And by the way, dear Mrs. Hasselfeldt: also polyamorous and polygamous relationships are often focused on the creation of life and bringing up of children. How about allowing and protecting them?

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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 8, 2014 at 10:42 am © Viktor Leberecht All rights reserved. Please feel free to share my content on Social-Sharing-Services. What do you think? Leave a comment here. For your convenience you may either use the integrated comment system of wordpress in the first comment field, or if you prefer you may post with your Google+ account in the second comment field. You may also send me a question through the contact form or the FAQ.

  1. Translated by Viktor Leberecht, source
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