Gay Couples Demand Equal Rights As Bundesrat Debates Legislation


Gabriele and Susanna Herwig, who are lesbian and in a legal... News PhotoBerlin,Bundesrat,Child,Couple - Relationship,Demanding,Equality,Germany,Holding,Homosexual,Law,Legal System,Lesbian,Partnership - Teamwork,Politics,Protest,Reading,Sign,Social Issues,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 22: Gabriele (L) and Susanna (C) Herwig, who are lesbian and in a legal partnership, hold a sign that reads: 'Partnered, 2 Children - Not A Family?' as they participate in a demonstration with their two children to demand equal rights for homosexual couples outside the Bundesrat on March 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Susanna and Gabriele hope to one day be allowed to legally adopt their two children, which so far is not possible in Germany and is currently being hotly debated by politicians. The Bundesrat, Germany's second house of parliament, is today debating whether gay couples in a legal partnership should be allowed the same full rights as heterosexual married couples. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)