Germany: Ruling Party Split Over Providing Tax Relief to Gay/Lesbian Couples

Written by scott on December 4th, 2012

German Ruling Party Split Over Providing Tax Relief to Gay/Lesbian CouplesChancellor Angela Merkel faces a divide within her ruling Christian Democratic Union party, over tax reliefs for gay couples, which have so far been reserved for married, straight, couples.

At the conference in Hanover, delegates are expected to re-elect Dr Merkel for a 13th year, however she is seemingly caught between a conservative party front, and a more progressive one, reports the Irish Times.

Aware of the schism within her party, and the looming 2013 general election, the party leader has opted to vote in favour of preserving these tax perks for married straight couples.

Authored By Joseph Patrick McCormick – See the Full Story at Pink News

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