High Court Ruling Germany Grants Tax Equality to Gay Couples

Gay and lesbian couples in civil unions should have the same joint tax filing rights as married heterosexual couples, Germany's highest court ruled Thursday, dealing a blow to Chancellor Merkel's conservatives.
Gay couples in Germany can enter into civil unions, but without certain rights afforded married couples.

Gay couples in Germany can enter into civil unions, but without certain rights afforded married couples.

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-- mbw, with wires