The German Supreme Court today ruled that the law concerning same-sex registered partnerships is in accordance with our "basic law" (our constitution) and can hence go into action on August 1st, as planned.
Two states (the most conservative ones) had asked the Supreme Court to stop that law, claiming it was unconstitutional.
So let's open the champagne and celebrate the first gay marriages that germany will see in just about 2 weeks. Ain't these great news?
YES! It's like the anti-Paragraph 175. Whooo hooo! I can't wait until I move to Germany, I don't actually "know" per se when that will be, but I can't wait!
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Annoyingly enough, one of the states that lost that appeal to the Supreme Court, Bavaria (that state where sex workers need to use condoms at all times), is now planning to only let same-sex couples *marry* in front of a notary, not at the registry (like necessary for all other marriages). It's really ridiculous bullshit - they want to make clear it's not a "marriage". Arrgh. Can you spell discrimination? Now that they have to let same sex marriages happen, they try everything to make it as unofficial and different as possible. Duh.
Unfortunately, due to the way the country-wide law is written, they states can decide on their own in which form same sex marriages should take place.
Thankfully, cases by gay couples wanting to marry in Bavaria have already been filed, soo....we shall see. I doubt that notary route will stand in the end. It's just too ridiculous.
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Oh, Caro, haven't we already established that Bavaria is the German equivalent of Texas?
Does this come as any great surprise? ;P
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