With her opinion being that “marriage is between a man and woman,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against same-sex marriage allowing her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), to vote with their conscience on the issue.

“For me, marriage in German law is marriage between a man and a woman and that is why I did not vote in favor of this bill today,” she told journalists after the vote according to The Independent.

“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace,” she added to reporters.

Despite her vote against the legalization, the law passed with 393 votes to 226.

Merkel has previously said she supported the bill’s introduction of adoption rights for same-sex couples and was fighting anti-LGBT discrimination.

The snap vote was called by the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), part of the coalition government with the CDU/CSU.

The SPD, the Left Party, and Greens already held a majority vote in the Bundestag when the “marriage for all” amendment was called.

According to The Associated Press, SPD politician Johannes Kahrs, who is known for his LGBT campaigning, wasted no time in attacking Merkel, closing his speech with “Frau Merkel, thanks for nothing.”

According to Merkel, the SPD ‘ambushed’ her by pushing the vote forward, a power she gave to them when she freed them from their obligations as a coalition partner.

“It’s sad and completely unnecessary… that such a decision has turned into a political confrontation at the very moment when there was a realistic outlook for a process that could have crossed party lines,” she told the magazine Wirtschaftswoche earlier this week according to Reuters.

“Every member of parliament should be able to follow their conscience.”

Sources:
The Independent
The Associated Press
Reuters

  • David Watts

    How does the American Left feel about their “New Leader Of The Free World” now?

    • James Lipton

      Yeah, but this decision appeases muslims and I think the current list puts Muslims above gays.

      • David Watts

        Sadly accurate.

      • Haramarama

        Exactly. Muslim greater than gay on the new Leftist scale. This is the first of many slights until gay rights completely fall to the new Fascist Left.

        • Ani Kailash

          true

    • Hairatic Rick

      The regressive Marxist left cannot hold two opposing views in their pea brain at the same time so they don’t think about it. Cognitive Dissonance.

    • glamdeluxe

      Shame I hope.

  • Haramarama

    She did this for one reason…to not piss off Islam.
    Merkel is a Nazi. The face of the Nazi Party has changed. It’s now Merkel, Soros and Islamists joining together for some bizarre kind of ugly people revenge.

    • Thomas Kimble

      How the f is she a nazi? I dont recall the nazis marching in muslim refugees.

      • ShikokuPrincess91

        She’s authoritarian and taking part in genocide, just of her own people.

      • Haramarama

        The Nazis were very cozy with Muslims. This is just Nazism with different faces.

        • Thomas Kimble

          How many muslims lived in 1942 germany again?

          • Haramarama

            You know you could spend two minutes researching this on your own instead of trying to insult me. Hitler admired Islam and believed that if Nazism had been combined with Islam instead of the “weakness” of Christianity, it would have been much easier. Of course he still believed Aryans were superior but that would have worked itself out as eventually Aryans would have prevailed.

          • Thomas Kimble

            Adopting a religion is not the same as race mixing

          • Vlad

            Probably zero however Germany itself have no oil and North Africa was a battle ground , remember Rommel the desert fox ?

  • MisterGoldiloxx

    I’m waiting for Germany to completely fall. Then I celebrate.

    • Thomas Kimble

      jew?

  • Hairatic Rick

    Of course she did she had to please her Muslim overlords. The Qur’an said that is a no, no, off the building you both go and no hiding hands.

  • Dante Alighieri ????

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d08ef1fc8ea6a4bcccb1697e40e12ecfacf9c2e4e9826fcc88a86816ac15e8ac.png Thanks.

    You Write ✂ …”Merkel has previously said she supported the bill’s introduction of adoption rights for same-sex couples and was fighting anti-LGBT discrimination”

    Allowing gays to adopt is a move that normalizes gays far more than marriage. But hey, at least Merkel is half way there.

    Danke Sehr. –D

    • AverageJoe1987

      Until she voted against it.

      Just admit it Dante, you libs would all be demanding gays be rounded up if your Muslim buddies said that gays being allowed to walk free offended them.

  • tn_tea _ partyer_420

    Her Muslim overlords would not let her do it

    • Ani Kailash

      correct