Monday, April 3, 2017

Poll: Huge Support For Marriage Equality In Germany

A new poll conducted for German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, shows huge support - 75% - for marriage equality in Germany.

The survey indicated only 20% oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.

While Germany legalized civil partnerships in 2001, it remains one of the few nations in Western Europe without the freedom to marry someone of the same-sex.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel opposes same-sex marriage having told the media, "For me, marriage is a man and a woman living together."

Germany’s Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency published similar results from a poll in January found that 83% of Germans supported legal equality for same-sex marriage.

According to Berlin’s Dalia Research company,  Germany has the largest LGBT+ population in Europe.

Currently , there are 13 countries in Europe that recognize same-sex marriages – Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Britain.

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