Campaign Conundrum Merkel Walks a Fine Line on Gay Rights

Last week, it looked as though Angela Merkel's conservatives were prepared to reverse course on extending more rights to same-sex couples. But now the German chancellor has confirmed her party's opposition. As another high-court ruling approaches, however, it won't last.
Chancellor Merkel has decided to hold off on gay marriage -- for now.

Chancellor Merkel has decided to hold off on gay marriage -- for now.

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