Commenting on today’s vote by German MPs to legalise same-sex marriage, Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup said:
“This is excellent news, and I’m truly delighted to see a clear majority of German MPs vote in favour.
“Couples in civil unions now have the right to adopt children and start their own loving, supportive families.
“I spoke at the LGBTQI Interparliamentary plenary session at WorldPride Madrid yesterday, and reminded my colleagues that progress is not inevitable. Too often, it is a long, hard slog and we must remain vigilant to protect these hard-won rights."