Politician sues Germany over same-sex marriage ban

An out politician has sued Germany over its failings to establish marriage equality.

Volker Beck has been representing the Green Party in the German Bundestag since 1994.

He has been campaigning for same-sex marriage since 1992 and is sometimes referred to as the father of Germany’s civil partnership law.

And he is really fed up with the government’s refusal to vote on marriage equality, although they debated the matter nearly 30 times in the last three and a half years.

So at 10am today (18 May), Beck personally delivered an action against the Bundestag to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court.

Ich bin da. @BVerfG #ehefüralle Für die demokratischen Rechte der Bundestagsabgeordneten auf Abstimmung über die Gesetzentwürfe. pic.twitter.com/0cInHlMPmd

— Volker Beck (@Volker_Beck) May 18, 2017

He delivered it on behalf of the Green Party.

‘It’s time to make a real job of it, for the recognition of equal dignity and rights for homosexual people, too,’ Beck said on his Facebook page.

‘The adjounrment of the draft laws to abolish the marriage ban for same-sex couple, from the beginning of the parliamentary term to its end, is gross and unconstitutional abuse of the coalition government’s parliamentary majority.’

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