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Playing catch-up on Marriage Equality

December 12th, 2013
located in:Germany
tags:Europe, gay marriage, Germany, homosexuality

The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, United Kingdom, France: all countries that have removed discriminatory laws regarding sexual orientation and marriage.

Counting on your fingers, trying to guess who is missing? Germany.

In an opinion piece on Human Rights Watch today, Boris Dittrich, a former member of the Dutch parliament who advocated for marriage equality in his own country beginning in the 1990s, calls out the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany for relinquishing its promise that it would not enter a coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU without same sex marriage coming into law.

This week the contract of that coalition between the two major parties was made public, with same sex marriage law disappointingly absent.

Is the natural leader of Europe lagging behind its pals? We think so.

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