Germany's top court has ruled that gays in civil partnerships should be allowed to adopt their partner's adopted children. The court said this woud benefit the children concerned. But gays may still not adopt together.
It's one of those hypothetical meets you'd like to listen in on: Oscar Wilde and David Norris, two wildly different people, perhaps united by their sexual orientation. The one gave the other one purpose - or vice versa?
After Ireland's citizens voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality in a historic referendum, members of Germany's Green party have called for the recognition of same-sex marriage in Germany as well.
Friday's referendum could see Ireland become the first country to legalize gay marriage by public vote - but the public may be more conservative than opinion polls suggest. Gavan Reilly reports from Dublin.
If Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage is passed, the country would become the first to approve marriage equality by popular vote. Political parties are backing the change.