Germany: Anguish for Merkel As Same Sex Couples Win Tax Breaks

Germany‚Äôs top court has told Angela Merkel same-sex partners in civil unions the right to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. Ruling today (6 June), the Federal Constitutional Court said their judgment would apply retroactively to 1 August 2001. This could mean millions could be making its way to gay couples in civil […]

Green lesbian feminist 'leftie' gives it to them with both barrels in New Zealand

Taking her place in the New Zealand House of¬†Representatives, the NZ parliament’s third out lesbian Jan Logie opened her ‘maiden’ speech by saying “I stand here as a leftie, feminist lesbian.” The 42 year old with a background in social work then went on to assert the endemic nature of gender based violence in the […]