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.
Life is dangerous for Africa’s gays and lesbians, despite a resolution from the African Commission for Human Rights. The UN warns that the persecution of homosexuals is hindering the fight against AIDS.
The Ugandan government says it will not repeal tough laws against homosexuality, despite increasing pressure from the international community. The US is imposing sanctions against the East African state.
German President Joachim Gauck called right-wing extremists "lunatics." The country's top court upheld his right to do so. Still, says DW's Heiner Keisel, the episode leaves a bitter aftertaste.
Does the end of paragraph 175 against homosexuality - removed from Germany's law books 20 years ago this week - mean that gay people are accepted now? DW's Felix Steiner is not so sure.
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