The German Green Party has called on Angela Merkel to follow Ireland in introducing same-sex marriage in Germany.
Germany allows same-sex couples to enter into registered life partnerships that provide some of the benefits of marriage, but the Chancellor’s CDU/CSU coalition continues to oppose same-sex marriage.
A string of court rulings have already forced the government to take a more proactive stance on equality calling for the recognition of same-sex parents.
Following the Irish victory, political leaders in a number of other countries, including Northern Ireland, Australia and Italy, are calling on their governments to follow suit.
It’s time Mrs Merkel!
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing calls
for her Grand Coalition government
to catch up and introduce equality