May 102012
 

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 …read more

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May 102011
 

In a landmark ruling concerning a german law suit, the European Court of Justice, the supreme court in the EU, has strengthened the rights of same-sex-marriages, or “registered-partnerships“, as same-sex-marriages are called in Germany. The Court has explicitly based it´s ruling on the prohibition of sexual discrimination (document number: C-147/081). With this ruling “same-sex-marriage” comes …read more

May 042011
 

Written with a lot of humor the magazine “Friday” gives an overview of permitted and prohibited forms of marriage in Germany. Especially interesting in this article, not just for polygamy, but ultimately for the whole issue, what forms of marriage are allowed, is to observe that the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany has demanded equality …read more