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Tags: EU | Germany | Gay | Couples

Germany Considering Income Tax Equality for Gays

Thursday, 19 August 2010 12:22 PM

Germany's justice minister says she is considering changes to income tax laws to iron out disadvantages for gay couples.

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told Thursday's edition of the Muenchner Merkur newspaper she thinks homosexual legal partners should be granted income tax breaks similar to those enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.

Germany's highest court this week ruled that gay partners are entitled to the same inheritance tax privilege as heterosexual spouses. A decision on income tax rules is pending — a touchy issue as the constitution privileges marriage.

Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger says the government shouldn't wait for the court's decision as the direction of its rulings is clear.

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Germany's justice minister says she is considering changes to income tax laws to iron out disadvantages for gay couples.Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told Thursday's edition of the Muenchner Merkur newspaper she thinks homosexual legal partners should be granted income...
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