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alaska
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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?

Just thought I'd share.

Ja zur Homosexuellen Ehe

(I'll let you know when I come across any reports on this in english.)

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YAY!!!
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that's rather nifty, congrats to germany.
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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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alaska
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Yihaa!
I agree, this is the end to what started with the end of §175 StGB, Gaffer.

Actually, one state up north has had partnerhsip ceremonies for a good while now, but what these new registered partnerships will give is equality to straight marriages in regards to:


  • Name law (aka people have a family name)
  • Family law
  • Insurance (i.e. you can get insured through your partner's employer)
  • divorce & support after divorce
  • Inheritance law

A good start, me thinks!

(but still no english report on this )


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alaska
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Germany approves gay rights

...and on the news this morn, some state politicians said that they would now work on getting adoption and tax laws for non-straight married couples, too! Yay!


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Now if only the rest of the world would follow. . .
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I should move to Germany...

Hopefully the US will follow suit soon, but I won't hold my liberal breath.


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alaska
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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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alaska
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No, unfortunately, Lem, this is no surprise at all...

At least the current head of state of Bavaria will never be able to become chancellor. Even though he wants to give it a go. No one in northern Germany would elect a Bavarian. Pheeew!


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