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EU Grants Bavarian Pretzel Protected Status

Feb 23
A twisted piece of dough has been elevated to cultural icon status by the European Union, which has added the Bavarian pretzel to its "protected origins" list.

German Officials Faulted Over ’Sexual Diversity’

Jan 10
Germany’s Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches are criticizing a regional government’s plan to introduce "acceptance of sexual diversity" to school curricula.

Neureuther Wins Slalom, Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Jan 8
German skier Felix Neueuther announce himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics and used the spotlight to announce his opposition to Russia’s human rights record and recent gay "propaganda" law.

EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 10
European Union commissioner Viviane Reding announced on Tuesday that she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February because of the country’s anti-gay law.

German Far-Right Politician Convicted Over CDs

Dec 4
A German court has given a senior member of the country’s main far-right party a suspended eight-month prison sentence for selling CDs whose content glorified Nazism and incited violence.

Germany: Parents Can Pick Babies’ Gender on Birth Certificates

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
Germany will become the first country in the world that grants parents rights to choose their baby’s gender on the newborn’s birth certificate.

German Court Grants Gay Unions Marriage Tax Breaks

By Juergen Baetz | Jun 6
Gay rights campaigners won a victory over the German government Thursday as the country’s top court ruled that homosexual couples in civil unions should receive the same tax benefits as heterosexual married couples.

German Court Strengthens Gay Adoption Rights

By Geir Moulson | Feb 19
Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights in a ruling Tuesday that the country’s justice minister greeted as "a historic step."

48 Hours in Berlin: Sleep Not Included

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 22
Sweets, sausages and sunrises conspire for an action-packed getaway to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Germany Approves Bill to Protect Male Circumcision

By Frank Jordans | Dec 13
German lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a court ruling that the practice amounts to bodily harm led to an outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups.

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