GERMANY: 75% Back Same-Sex Marriage In New Poll

The Gay Times reports:

A huge majority of Germans support same-sex marriage, a new poll has revealed. The poll, conducted for German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, revealed that 75% of Germans favour full legal equality for gay people in life partnerships. Only 20% of those surveyed opposed same-sex marriage, while 5% had no opinion on the matter.

This is a higher level of support than it was in the UK the day before same-sex marriage became legal in 2014 – a poll carried out by the BBC found that 68% supported marriage equality, while 26% opposed it. Germany has had civil partnerships for same-sex couples since 2001, however it remains one of the only countries in Western Europe where gays and lesbians cannot legally wed.

Last month the junior partner in Germany’s ruling coalition announced a new push for same-sex marriage.

  • I do not understand why this hasn’t happened in
    Germany yet. Or Australia for that matter…

    • Boreal

      Jeebus.

    • james1200

      Angela Merkel, who, believe it or not, is a conservative.

      • david fairfield

        Has she been against ssm? I recall that it nearly happened maybe a year and a half ago and asshole pope Francis went in there and caused the “disordered” upheaval and it got taken off the table. I could be wrong but somehow my memory wants to say I’m not…

        • Gustav2

          It was the ‘Southerners’ who objected, just like this country.

          • BobSF_94117

            “just like” except I’d rather live in Bavaria than Texas…

          • Gustav2

            My younger brother was the first in the family to marry a ‘Bavarian’ she was made to convert.

          • Craig Howell

            By an odd coincidence, Bavaria is not only very conservative but also very Catholic. They strongly supported Hitler and the Nazis. Small world, isn’t it?

          • david fairfield

            Thanks Gustav.

        • james1200

          I believe she only supports civil unions.

        • ChrisMorley

          You’ve misremembered. She’s been consistently against allowing legal civil partnerships to morph into civil marriage for LGBT people.
          Her political line is that marriage is only for man+women. No pope involvement, because she didn’t ever set LGBT marriage on the table.
          http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/03/28/merkels-rivals-to-publish-draft-same-sex-marriage-bill-ahead-of-key-german-election/

          • david fairfield

            Thanks Chris.

    • Refugay

      My two cents is that Germany is to a large degree post-marriage. The young, liberal majority sees marriage as a religious contract and civil unions as a secular one. Many straight couples I know in Germany and Austria prefer civil unions for themselves and I honestly just don’t think they’re concerned about the distinction (married or civil unioned) so there’s nothing driving the fight for marriage equality. To them, they’re beyond it.

      • Edmund Allin

        I agree. But I (and many others) also awwwed at the Cholli “marriage” episode:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8XAczU16UA

      • McSwagg

        That makes sense if Marriage = Civil Unions in their legal code. That wasn’t the case in most other countries, hence the push for marriage over civil unions. Equality is the goal.

    • James From Miami

      To Ed Burrow, why do you want that to happen in those countries? What do you get out of that deal?

      • McSwagg

        Ghost Troll, trolling bigly, to bigly provoke outrage.
        BUSTED. Not gonna happen.

      • Why would I not want my counterparts to not have marriage equality? Sometimes James, you want something good for someone else, without concern of your own benefit.

  • Randolph Finder

    Germany, like Australia, falls into the category of nations where if the opposition party was in power then Marriage Equality would occur within 6 months.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Now poor NOM has a SADZ.
    (Looks like no grifting for Bri-bri in Germany)

  • That won’t last long with the muslim influx. Germany is changing for the worse.

    • Boreal
      • Todd20036

        I blocked RedPill. It’s just a troll with nothing important to say

        • Boreal

          I was toying with it for a bit but blocking is imminent.

      • Merkel’s commitment to doubling muslims immigration by 250,000 per year over a decade is no insubstantial matter.

        Read Driven by Events: Merkel’s Refugee Policy by political journalist Robin Alexander

        • Boreal

          Welcome to blocking and irrelevance, deadpill.

          https://youtu.be/Rr6FA7GdY5Y

          • WitlessProtection

            I keep him on just for the comic relief of reading his statements. I am going to send him a tinfoil hat for his b-earth-day.

          • Boreal

            I finally blocked. It is a dumb as dirt troll and really has nothing cogent to offer other than RW bullshit.

          • I can’t wait to see how you deal with muslim intolerance in real life. Is there a button for that? πŸ˜‚

            PS: that Dutch couple who just got beat up, sure as hell could have used one.

          • WitlessProtection

            Well hopefully the “intolerate” you first.

          • Nah, I’m totes masc. The savages always go for the obvious ones.

          • WitlessProtection

            Says the guy that uses the word “totes”

          • It is called mockery.

          • Boreal

            To be fair it does have the IQ of a potato (with apologies to potatoes).

          • Boreal

            Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • Boreal

            Hilarious when dipshit trolls reply after being blocked. Keep replying deadpill. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

            https://media.giphy.com/media/Nn2wW3g0hwDEA/giphy.gif

      • PickyPecker

        Clippy!!

      • McSwagg

        He’s just a suppository. Always trying to get up someone’s ass.

        • Boreal

          Now he’s a blocked suppository. Just like a typical right winger: he’s supposed to clear the anal cavity but instead can only block it.

          • McSwagg

            I blocked him about a week ago. I only know he’s around by other’s responses to him.

    • Canadian Observer

      Let me go way out on a limb here… the red pill is the one that makes you small, real small. Better check with Alice.

      • No amount of virtue signaling will keep you out of the grave you’re digging for yourselves. Allahu akbar!

    • Have you ever been to Germany?

  • james1200

    This isn’t a surprise. Haven’t they always been the gayest of the European countries anyway?

    http://i.imgur.com/UiyOBcU.gif

  • bkmn

    Come on Angela, get with the program.

  • I think Germany has had same sex marriage before. Some say Eva Braun was really a guy. But Hitler may have actually been a girl, so maybe not.

    • safari

      Hitler has only got one ball
      GΓΆring has two but very small
      Himmler has something sim’lar
      But poor old Goebbels has no balls at all

  • Germany: A progressive democracy…therefore Donald hates them.

    Egypt: A brutally authoritarian strong-man regime…therefore Donald loves them.

    • safari

      He’s drawn to dictators.

      • Craig Howell

        A.K.A. his role models.

      • William

        How long until Trump invites Robert Mugabe to the White House?

  • Tawreos

    From Auschwitz to the aisle in ~70 years.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • KCMC

      Not Too Camp. Your book, “I’m Camp.” ZOMG, spitting lunch across screen.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Ugh.

  • safari
    • greenmanTN

      No beaver shot? That’s a surprise.

      • safari

        You know that there has to be professional nudes of her done in the WH because Donald gets off on that.

      • BobSF_94117

        He dove into the pond in the nick of time, so they had to make do with a bow.

    • Todd20036

      After all the crap Michelle went through, Melanoma can just go suck it.

    • Boreal

      Made up like a cheap china doll.

    • sadoldguy

      β€˜Sleepy eyes’ too.

      • safari

        I’m thinking more dead. The things she’s seen…

        • GayOldLady

          I’m thinking facelift pulled so tightly that all that’s left are eye slits.

    • safari

      I still feel sad for the princess in the tower.

    • penpal

      Airbrushed for the GODS.

      I can’t stand that money-hungry, unprincipled skank.

    • narutomania

      She looks so … airbrushed.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Maybe it’s Maybelline.

  • Looks like the Spicey-Time ShitShow is about to begin again.

    • billbear1961

      Oh, goody.

      :-/

    • Natty Enquirer

      Zinke is on now explaining his plans for rapeexploitation of the national parks.

  • billbear1961

    Come on, Merkel, truly live up to your new position of Leader of the FREE World!!

    • KnownDonorDad

      I was just about to type something to that effect. Spot on. I was chatting a couple of years ago with a German friend of mine living and working in the states – he was under the impression it was already legal, and was surprised when I corrected him.

    • gothambear

      If you can sunbathe naked in a Berlin park you should be able to get married dammit!

      • colin payne

        Or one in Munich.

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  • Lazycrockett

    OT Ugh to watch all these weepy eyed republicans on CNN boo hooing bout having to go nuclear is eye rolling vomit inducing. FU

    • I can’t watch. The craven hypocrisy is too much to bear.

      • Lazycrockett

        Cruz is acting like he’s burying his mother.

        • Well, he is the Zodiac Killer, so he does have experience in that regard. /s

          • Hue-Man

            Keep him away from grassy knolls – it runs in the family. /s

        • safari

          He’s consuming someone’s flesh?

    • WitlessProtection

      It’s because they know it will eventually come back to bite them in the ass. As soon as the Notorious RBG retires the next Dem Pres will be able to replace her with someone just a skosh to the left.

      • GayOldLady

        RBG is 84 years old and a cancer survivor. She likely won’t make it to the next Presidential election. Kennedy is 81 and Breyer is 79. There’s also a rumor Thomas, who is 69, wants to resign with a Republican in office. So there’s a good chance that tRump or Pence or whoever replaces them in the GOP will get at least 2 more nominations before 2020. It’s a sad reality and all of those folks who just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary because she gave speeches to Wall Street, or she isn’t Bernie Sanders, or she has a vagina screwed themselves and all of us, royally.

  • Lazycrockett

    Oh and spicy offers thoughts and prayers to the St. Petersburg victims.

  • TrollopeReader

    Hey Bri-Bri … drive your silly bus around Gernany!

  • James From Miami

    Well, that explains how Germany is getting raped by the global elites. What a bunch of cucks. By the way, keep bringing more refugees in. It’s o.k., they accept them too.

  • sword

    Close to the same level as support for marriage equality in Australia. But nothing happens.

    • Schlukitz

      Exactly.

      Where are the “Let the people vote” noise-makers now?

      Crickets.

  • JT

    Get off your butt and do it, Merkel. Even if only to give the one finger salute to Drumpf and his asswipe supporters.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Das ist gut.