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Germany’s Highest Court: Just ‘Cause Gay Couples Can’t Reproduce Doesn’t Mean They Should Pay Higher Taxes

The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany, the nation’s highest court, struck down as unconstitutional a law that required gay couples in civil partnerships to pay a higher inheritance tax than married heteros. In some cases surviving gay partners paid a 20 percent higher tax.

By:           Arthur Dunlop
On:           Aug 17, 2010
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      First time I ever wanted to be German.

      (Many countries which recognize partnerships still impose higher income/inheritance taxes on same-sex couples, and that is not right.)

      Aug 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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