The German chancellor is in a bit of hot water at the moment, after angering the majority of Greece with an even tougher debt repayment plan she’s now taking a shot at same-sex marriage.
Speaking to German YouTuber Florian Mundt she was asked for her opinions on marriage equality: “I’m someone who is very supportive of us eliminating all discrimination” she replied, going on to say: “We have come a long way; when I remember, 25 years ago, many people didn’t dare to say that they are gay or lesbian. Luckily we overcame this; you can enter a partnership, a civil partnership.”
She didn’t stop there: “For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together. That is my concept, but I support civil partnerships.”
When pushed to explain why she takes this view the chancellor said: “I support us not discriminating against them when it comes to taxes, and to remove any other discrimination wherever we may find it.
Florian jumped on this rather confusing sentiment asking: “So you could say: no to discrimination, but we’ll keep differentiating between the two”
Merkel replied: “No discrimination” and “Marriage is a man and a woman living together.”
Confused? So are we. .