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.
An increasing number of gay Russians are applying for asylum in the US. Many feel threatened in their home country and have experienced physical attacks. Russia's new "anti-propaganda" laws have worsened the situation.
The Turkish constitutional court has ruled that parts of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s judicial reform are unconstitutional. Erdogan is angry, but it’s not the court's first ruling to go against him.
Staunchly Catholic Malta has legalized same-sex civil unions and has given gay couples the right to adopt children. The vote comes nearly three years after the Mediterranean island nation legalized divorce.
The German government’s commissioner for human rights tells DW he intends to address controversial topics on a trip to Africa, such as the rights of sexual minorities.
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