Thursday, June 6, 2013

German court rules gay couples in civil unions deserve marriage tax breaks

Gay rights campaigners won a victory over the German government Thursday as the country’s top court ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions should receive the same tax benefits as heterosexual married couples.
The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled that treating the two forms of partnership differently for tax purposes violates the country’s guarantee of equal rights.

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