German state drops gay marriage legal challenge

A conservative-leaning state in Germany has dropped plans to challenge gay marriage equality laws for same-sex couples. Germany brought the laws in last year giving same-sex couples full marital rights and allows them to adopt children.

And now Bavarian state government, run by the CDU’s sister party in the area the CSU, announced on Tuesday they would not make the challenge to Germany’s marriage equality law. Speaking to Gay Star News, Claudia Stamm an independent in the Bavarian government says:

‘According to the legal reports the chances of a successful lawsuit against the “legality of the marriage for all bill” are very small. Therefore, the government of Bavaria decided to not file the lawsuit against the decision of the federal government.’

Stamm also says the report cost the Bavarian Government €40,000 ($50,000, £36,000):

‘This money was ill spent. There is enough marriage for all of us. This is a victory for LGBTI people in Bavaria, Germany and hopefully in other parts of the world.’ Read more via Gay Star News