🏳️🌈 GERMANY WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE A VOTE ON EQUAL MARRIAGE THIS WEEK 🏳️🌈
Merkel “changed her stance” after being invited home to a lesbian couple and their 8 foster children. SPD is pushing for the vote and we will hopefully get it this week. The outcome is expected to be a YES and CDU/CSU (Merkel’s party) is said to go along with it. YOU CANT IMAGINE HOW THRILLED I AM!!
My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)
Very likely Germany will have Marriage Equality in 48 hours.
Here is who we have to thank for that: a 28 year old gay man from Berlin who asked Merkel on Monday (while she was at a public event of a tabloid) when he will finally be able to call the man he loves his husband. She gave a wishy-washy answer about how MPs should be voting on this issue according to their consciene blablabla. But one thing led to another and now we’ll have a vote on Friday.
So thank you Uli Köppe for asking our chancellor this question. We would probably have had another 4 years of stonewalling on this issue without you standing up.
“Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to a host of federal benefits that until then only married heterosexuals had enjoyed, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88.
Four decades after the Stonewall Inn uprising fueled the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in America, Ms. Windsor, the widow of a woman with whom she had lived much of her life, became the lead plaintiff in what is widely regarded as the second most important Supreme Court ruling in the national battle over same-sex marriage rights.”