On Sunday, Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) announced that they will launch a new push to legalize same-sex marriage in their country, Reuters reports.
SPD’s parliament leader Thomas Oppermann told Der Spiegel that his party would bring up the issue at the next meeting of the right-center coalition. They would argue for compensation of people charged under anti-homosexuality laws.
Germany’s Green party also supports the move. But the Christian Democratic Union still opposes same-sex marriage.
In a public statement, Family Minister Manuela Schwesig said, “It’s time for the conservatives to move on this issue. It must stop putting the brakes on modernization.”
(Header image via Thomas Oppermann’s Facebook)