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Marriage equality passed in Germany

Marriage equality passed in Germany

Marriage equality has been achieved in Germany. The country’s politicians voted to allow same sex couples the right to marry and adopt children. German Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised many when she changed her position on allowing a free vote earlier this week. While Merkel voted against the change, the majority of her colleagues showed support, […]

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German parliament will vote on marriage equality on Friday

German parliament will vote on marriage equality on Friday

Germany’s parliament will vote on marriage equality on Friday. A bill that will see LGBT couples be allowed to wed, and adopt children, was added to the agenda for Friday’s parliamentary sitting. German Chancellor has Angela Merkel has indicated that politicians in her party will be able to exercise a concience vote, rather than being […]

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Advocates praise Merkel’s support for free vote on marriage equality

Advocates praise Merkel’s support for free vote on marriage equality

Australian marriage equality advocates have celebrated the news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants her party to have a¬†free vote on marriage equality. Speaking to media, Chancellor Merkel said she was disappointed by debate on the issue in her party and hopes it is “headed towards a conscience vote.” The leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian […]

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Calls for Prime Minister to do more about persecution in Chechnya

Calls for Prime Minister to do more about persecution in Chechnya

Malcolm Turnbull has been urged to do more to stop the persecution of LGBTI people in Chechnya. Long-time LGBTI human rights advocate, Rodney Croome, has written to the Prime Minister on behalf of advocacy group, just.equal, asking him to introduce a parliamentary motion condemning “the cruelty of the Chechen Government and the indifference of the […]

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Irish Referendum Puts Pressure on Other Countries

Irish Referendum Puts Pressure on Other Countries

  The successful referendum on marriage equality in Ireland has led to increased pressure on other nations to change their law Following the landslide victory of the ‘Yes’ vote in Ireland there has been a flurry of marriage equality activity in Australia, Germany, Italy and Northern Ireland. The German Greens party had called on Chancellor […]

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