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German elections: Gay foreign minister loses seat, job

German elections: Gay foreign minister loses seat, job

In the German national elections on Sunday chancellor Angela Merkel won a decisive victory but failed to reach an overall majority. Final results give Merkel’s conservative party 311 out of 630 seats in the Bundestag. The CDU/CSU alliance now has to form a coalition government with either the Social Democrats (192 seats) or the Greens (63 seats). The Left Party gained 64 seats, but all other parties have ruled out […]

Angela Merkel opposes LGBT rights in TV debate

Angela Merkel opposes LGBT rights in TV debate

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out a joint adoption law for gay and lesbian couples. In a Q&A session with possible voters on public broadcasting channel ARD, Merkel on Monday said that she was against discrimination: “People in same sex relationships also live values.” But asked about her opposition on gay adoption by a gay man in the audience, Merkel said she was “unsure” about giving gays and lesbians […]