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.
“Meryl Streep shouldn’t have gotten so political during an entertainment event – it’s not a place for politics”, one has certainly heard a couple of times in the last few days. Geeez, that’s one of the lamest excuses ever. If you don’t agree with someone, but cannot tacle their argument, then just say they shouldn’t be so political...
I’ve lived in German for only about a year. Next Sunday, I’m already gonna vote in German elections. All thanks to my UE-citizenship.
There are four levels of elections here:
Thanks to the Article 22 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, I can vote in the elections on the first and the latter level. And that’s, obviously, awesome. But it’s not enough.