Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the s and early s, lesbian and gay people in Berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened. The Nazi extensions were repealed in and same-sex sexual activity between men was decriminalized in both East and West Germany in and , respectively. The age of consent was equalized in East Germany in and in unified Germany in Same-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October , after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June These partnerships provided most though not all of the same rights as marriages, and they ceased to be available after the introduction of same-sex marriage.
2016 Has Been A Mixed Bag For LGBT Politics
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One of the fastest rising topics in modern politics is whether gay marriage should be legalized. In , Massachusetts became the first state to legalize, and since then, the gay marriage debate has become a hot topic in politics. As per usual, the two main political parties have opposing views on the matter. Republicans have generally been opposed to gay marriage legalization, while Democrats are typically in favor of it. To date, same-sex marriage is legal in 16 states, and that number will jump to 17 when a legalization law takes effect in Illinois in June. Political parties want to put party members in power and keep them there.
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As the saying goes, the heart wants what it wants. According to a survey , 17 percent of Republicans and Democrats who are either married or living with their partner said their spouse or partner belonged to a different political party. And lately, opinions across party lines are particularly tense. Despite the alarming sentiment, relationship success is possible if you focus on mutual respect, empathy, and patience. Whether you're in a new relationship or have been partners for some time, take these experts's advice on navigating coupledom with different political views.