German lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage. Supporters call it 'a vote for love.' Chancellor Merkel voted against the bill but says she hopes the new law will lead to more social harmony. DW talked to some people in Berlin after the vote.
Thousands danced in the streets of the Romanian capital as a mass demonstration organized by the governing Social Democratic Party was held just a stone's throw away. In the end, it was a joyful celebration of diversity.
Official ballot counting has begun in a referendum on easing restrictions on abortion in Ireland. In a landmark referendum, millions were asked if they wanted to overturn a constitutional ban on abortion.
After a multi-million-dollar postal survey and lengthy debate, Australia’s parliament has voted 146 to 4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The first weddings could take place early next year.
Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives have long denied gays and lesbians the right to marry. That has left Germany lagging behind internationally in terms of equal rights. So why the U-turn from Chancellor Merkel now?
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