DW News on Facebook While their frequent coalition partners, the Free Democratic Party tended to have a stronger belief in civil liberties, they were, as a smaller party, less likely to alienate the more socially conservative elements in the larger Christian Democratic Union. Gay men Justice Minister Heiko Maas announced that gay and between and who are still alive are expected to be given financial compensation for the suffering they endured under the legislation, known as Paragraphwhich forbade sexual relations between men.
Among them are former Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit having outed himself with the famous words "Ich bin schwul — und das ist auch gut so! West Germany retained the law unchanged after the war. The Nazi additions were repealed in East Germany inbut homosexual relations between men remained a crime until Germany's Justice Minister called the initiative "long overdue.
Not legally binding, but doctors and sperm banks may work with lesbian couples if they wish. Bavariatoo, adopted the French model and in removed from its lawbooks all prohibitions of consensual sexual acts. Brussels to outlaw use of insecticide chlorpyrifos 3h ago. Outline Index Book Category Portal.
Both new paragraphs grounded themselves in protection of public health :.
It says at most 5, applications for compensation are expected. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will need all his reserves of diplomatic finesse on a trip to Ankara. In May , Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Franziska Giffey recommended that teachers use forms that are gender-neutral; which no longer use "mother and father" but instead "parent 1 and parent 2".