I think it’s outrageous that the vote on marriage equality has been blocked for 12 years because of some personal whimsies of Angela Merkel. Even though an overwhelming majority of Germans supports it, even though a majority of Bundestag seems to support it as well, even if being treated equally by the authorities is a basic human right – it never got through.
And suddenly, Merkel gives one statement that is less anti-LGBTQ than usually, and everybody goes nuts, everything seems that we can finally get it done.
Why did she give that statement? Because of a careful consideration of pros and cons? Because she had a genuine change of heart? No, it’s because all of the other major parties declared they wouldn’t sign a coalition contract, if there’s no marriage equality in it. She would have to either win an absolute majority or agree to finally give her citizens the rights they deserve. It’s just plain, heartless, bigoted politics.
I really hope my country will join the rest of the civilised world this week. But I also hope it will see through Merkel’s game and will get her away from the Chancellor’s office in September.
Let love win! ❤️
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