• German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday


    BERLIN: Germany’s parliament is set to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage Friday after the lower house legislative committee put it on the agenda, its chairwoman said. The bill is widely expected to pass as it is backed by most parties and Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers of her center-right party that they can vote according to their conscience.The reform would grant full marital rights—including the possibility to jointly adopt children—to gay and lesbian couples, who in Germany are now only able to enter so-called civil unions.



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