equal rights marriage

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.


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)