Monday, May 25, 2015

Green opposition asks Merkel to follow Ireland on marriage equality

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


  1. By Chris Huebsch:

    Won't happen. Merkel has that certain kind of gut feeling.

  2. It might happen. Merkel's CDU is in a grand coalition with the SDP, the second largest party (socialist). . The SPD could dump the CDU and form a coalition with the Green and Left party -- the two other parties in the German Bundestag which are to the left of them. The could form a government by two or three seats. The SPD has not wanted to do this, but could if they get annoyed enough -- and replace Merkel as Prime Minister. If the SDP (Social Democratic Party) puts its foot down, Merkel will have no choice.

  3. By Chris Huebsch:

    Won't happen. Merkel has that certain kind of gut feeling. She only changes her mind, if she thinks its good for her political esteem. LGBT rights are currently not in focus.