Marriage and adoption LGBT in Germany

Germany legalises same sex marriage

2017.06.30

German MPs voted by a clear majority to legalise same-sex marriage granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption. The vote passed this morning in the Bundestag by a clear majority. 393 members ...

The German church that marries gay couples

2016.04.15

From 1 July, gay couples in Berlin and the entire region of Brandenburg can get married in church. This was established by a regional synod of the Evangelical Church (EKBO), with a large majority ...

The Bundesrat says yes to gay marriage

2015.06.15

On Friday, Germany's upper house, where the federal states are represented, approved a resolution that urges Angela Merkel's government to end the existing discrimination against homosexuals. It establishes full marriage equality between same-sex and ...

German census shows greater role for gay couples

2013.03.11

The number of gay couples in Germany is growing, according to the latest census from the federal office of statistics, which counts 70,000 couples compared to 38,000 in 1996. The figures also show that ...

Germany in favour of adoption by gay couples

2013.03.06

Germany is grappling with the issue of allowing gay couples to adopt. A recent ruling by the German Constitutional Court proved to be an historic turning point when judges ruled that if one half ...

Family allowances for gay couples

2012.08.28

In Germany, the debate on same-sex couples rights gets heated. Everything begins with a judgement passed by Karlsruhe Federal Court, which accepted the appeal of a public servant – regularly registered in a civil ...