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.