From today, Gay and lesbian couples in Germany will be able to tie the knot, as a new marriage equality law has come into effect. It had been passed by parliament in June. DW reports on the country's first same-sex 'I do's.'
Romanians have begun two days of voting on whether to constitutionally define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The debate has deepened divisions in a country already embroiled in political turmoil.
The government wants to ensure non-state school students can't be thrown out based on their sexuality. Some Australian states allow religious institutions to turn away gay students.
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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