Germany's top court has ruled that gays in civil partnerships should be allowed to adopt their partner's adopted children. The court said this woud benefit the children concerned. But gays may still not adopt together.
The Polish government has until Monday to show it is moving towards fixing its draconian law on the country's high court. A failure to act will prompt the EU executive to move to hold Poland to account.
The EU Commission has activated the next stage in its constitutional proceedings against Poland. Warsaw is outraged. What next in the battle over the constitutional court? Bernd Riegert reports.
To start their campaign for legalizing homosexual marriages in China, a gay couple has held a marriage ceremony despite a court ruling against it. Many believe the case shows a growing acceptance of LGBT rights in China.
Italy has voted for the introduction of gay civil unions, granting rights in terms of inheritance, housing and pension rights and hospital visits. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called it a "day for celebrations."
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