German Parliament will be forced into debating marriage equality

Germany’s governing body--the Bundestag-- is being forced to discuss two proposed laws on marriage equality.

The chamber’s judicial committee refused to discuss the proposed laws for the ‘introduction of the right of marriage for people of the same gender’ on three separate occasions. Now they are being forced into the discussion because Renate Kuehnat – leading the Green Party – made use of a loophole in the proceedings that states a fraction can demand debate of an interim if it has not been discussed 10 weeks after a motion was presented.

In October, following an update on law regulating civil partnerships, numerous MPs passed a motion demanding marriage equality. Now it’s down to the speaker’s office to decide if, and if so when, the debate will be set. Read more via Gay Star News