Schulz, a Social Democrat (SPD) and the main challenger to Angela Merkel in the upcoming September election, made the comments at a party convention on Sunday. All of the parties she could form a governing coalition with would have made support for same-sex marriage a condition, and by allowing the measure to pass before voters go to the polls, Merkel seems to have removed it as a campaign issue.
He said recognizing same-sex marriage would bring Germany in line with its peers, advancing its leadership role in Europe.
Martin Schulz, chairman of Germany's social democratic SPD party and candidate for chancellor poses on stage during an SPD party congress in Dortmund, western Germany, on Sunday.
Ms. Merkel's challenger from the Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, demanded that the chancellor allow a parliamentary vote, and that is likely to come this week; if it does, the measure is nearly certain to pass.
The SDP politician also accused Merkel of not being hard enough on Trump last month, when she stated that Berlin's post-war partnerships were "to some extent over".
Gay couples can get civil unions in Germany, but still don't have equal adoption rights as their straight counterparts or, obviously, the right to get married.
He also laid down gay marriage as a condition for any future coalition involving the SPD.
Mrs Merkel's move risks upsetting the right-wing of her own party, and in particular its deeply conservative Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union.
"I will sign no coalition deal in which marriage for all is not inscribed", said the 61-year-old, who was rewarded with 10 minutes of applause for his 90-minute speech.
At this week's event, Merkel claimed that a visit to the home of a lesbian couple looking after eight foster children in her constituency in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had led her to reconsider her position. Asked a similar question four years ago, Dr Merkel said she had "huge difficulties" with the issue.
Voters initially flocked to the SPD when Mr Schulz, 61, the former European parliament president, was announced as its leader in January.
However, to take the crown of "best phone of the year" the Galaxy Note 8 will have to beat its popular sibling - the Galaxy S8 . According to the reports , it looks like Vivo is going to launch a new smartphone this month i.e June 28th to be precise.
He was named to the Wooden Award All-American Team, and First Team All-American by Sports Illustrated and the USBWA. He also lived behind the arc with 2.4 treys per game. "I just wanted to work out with the Jazz", he said.
In at least one respect, the draft Senate bill is actually meaner than the House bill, which had a 17 percent approval rating. There's no indication the GOP has enough support for it to pass in a vote that could come as early as next week.
The 30-year-old man got out of the still-moving vehicle and fired shots at the woman, striking her multiple times, police said. Guglielmi said investigators believe that the two were married but they were continuing to try to verify their identities.
Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Sky (LON:SKY)'s had a "hold" recommendation reiterated by brokerage firms at Liberum Capital in a study released on Tue.
Anyone who isn't watching the total (or partial) eclipse in person will have plenty of options to watch the eclipse live online. As for what Alaskans can expect to see, Geronimo Villanueva, a NASA scientist said the eclipse will be roughly 45% of the sun .
Crosby's line will also have to outwork Subban and Ekholm, who have shut down a string of elite centers during the playoffs. It was hard to establish much pressure because Subban and Ekholm got the puck up and out of the zone with such ease.
With the exception of his younger brother Raghu, nobody else from the family attended Bharath's funeral, added the report. The report on the website further states that Bharat's body was neither taken to his own flat or Ravi Teja's .
Australian Senator Larissa Waters and her daughter Alia are becoming quite the duo in the Australian Parliament. Last year, the Australian parliament passed a motion to allow mothers to breastfeed in the chamber.
The working language of the negotiations will be English and French, with interpretations provided by the European Commission . But a war is now raging within government over which direction ministers should take.
North Fork Independence Day Parade And Fireworks Roundup
Acrobatic performers Aerial Assault are scheduled to perform their act three times, at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks show will be presented at 8 p.m. on the rain date, Wednesday, July 5.
Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one
Top contenders include Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs, Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, and James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game wearing the Air Jordan XXXI ( $185 via nike.com ).
Live Hockey Score, PAK 0, IND 4
The win is India's second in a row over Pakistan in the tournament after a 7-1 result in their first match. But Indian cannot convert from it as it is stopped by a defender befoer Harmanpreet can get a shot away.
Gorilla break dances in pool at Dallas Zoo
Some lovely person on the internet we are all deeply unworthy of chose to add in the music afterward, and. well. Zola's dancing is simply his way of playing, a clear indication that he is comfortable, according to the zoo.
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
To tackle the pressing issue, the European Union has allocated about 87% of its humanitarian assistance to help displaced persons. It puts the global refugee count at 22.5 million, internally displaced at 40.3 million and asylum seekers at 2.8 million.
NSW expected to post $4.5b budget surplus
Funding has also allocated money to continue work already under way at Blacktown Hospital and Mount Druitt Hospital . Another $20 million will be allocated for extra vehicle parking at the hospital during the 2017-18 financial year.
Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told The Associated Press that the Jones story would be edited with its critics in mind. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. "I've watched the footage", he said.