GERMANY: Renewed Push For Same-Sex Marriage

Pink News reports:

The junior party in the ruling coalition in Germany has announced a new bid for same-sex marriage. The Social Democrats (SPD), the junior party in coalition with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats announced the new bid on Sunday.

Accoring to Thomas Oppermann, the parliamentary leader for the SDP, the Green Party will also push for the move. Oppermann suggested to Der Spiegel magazine that his party would push for pardons for men convicted of historic gay sex offences.

The SDP hopes that in the upcoming September elections, that it may be able to form a government with smaller parties, and move away from the coalition with the Christian Democrats.

Recent polling shows majority support for same-sex marriage across Germany.