The World From Berlin Gay Adoption Ruling A Wake-Up Call for Merkel

Germany's top court on Tuesday ruled gay people should be allowed to adopt a child already adopted by their partner. The decision won't affect many people, but it's a signal that Berlin must do more to boost the legal rights of gay couples. Media commentators say it's high time that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government accepted the realities of modern society.
A gay couple with their daughter.

A gay couple with their daughter.

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-- David Crossland