After Landslide Victory in Ireland, German Political Leaders Put Pressure on Merkel to Further LGBT Rights

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Over the weekend, Irish voters overwhelmingly voiced their support for legalizing gay marriage in their country with 62.1 percent voting in favor of the referendum. It was a historic moment all throughout Europe and now key German political leaders are looking to put extra pressure on Angela Merkel to further …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Uber Hits Another Roadblock in Germany, As Court Bans uberPOP Service

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a long battle, but Uber’s ride-hailing service uberPOP has been hit with another setback as the Frankfurt Regional Court ruled the service illegal and instituted a country-wide ban on Wednesday. Because uberPOP connects users of the Uber app with private drivers who use their own cars, fees can …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Surrogacy and Gay Parenthood Sees Small Victory In German High Court Ruling

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Surrogacy, where a women uses her womb to carry a child for another couple, is illegal in Germany, but a ruling by Germany’s high court on Friday has provided gay and childless heterosexual couples a small victory when it ruled that surrogacy done abroad must now be legally recognized in …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Frankfurt Court Lifts Recent Uber Ban in Germany

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Two weeks after placing a ban in Germany against popular car-sharing service Uber, a Frankkfurt court decided to overturn what was one of the American company’s most severe legal setbacks on Tuesday. Taxi Deutschland filed suit against Uber in August, claiming that the service did not abide by taxi regulations and …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Frankfurt Court Places Nationwide Ban On Ride Sharing Service Uber

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Since entering into the German market earlier in the year, the popular US-based ride sharing service Uber has seen quite its share of criticism and legal threats from established taxi companies in the country, and has now faced its largest legal hurdle after a Frankfurt court placed a nationwide ban …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Court To Decide If Size Really Matters In Indecent Exposure Case

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In August of 2013, a delivery man in Germany was accused of exposing his own “package” when a teenage girl answered the door to accept something her family had ordered, and now the case has gone to court where the man is contesting the allegation, claiming that he wasn’t well …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Soccer Federation Logo Challenged By Supermarket Chain

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With Germany’s recent World Cup championship, official merchandise for the country’s national team has been flying off the shelves, netting the German soccer federation DFB millions in royalties for the use of their logo. However the German supermarket chain Real is arguing that the eagle logo is a national symbol …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German News Publishers Still Unhappy With Search Engines Sending Users To Their Websites

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Yes, you read the headline correctly. There has been an ongoing battle between major German news publications and popular search engines that provide links to their content, and after Google was forced to reduce their search results to include a much smaller sample of the content early last year, some publications …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Toddler Pulled Over For Riding Motorbike Without License

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This past Sunday, a three-year-old girl was pulled over by police in the southern German town of Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, for taking her mini-motorcylce on the road.  According to police, the toddler was caught reaching a speed of 70 km/h (43 mph), and at that age she of course did not have a …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Court Rules Man Must Pay For Estranged Father’s Health Care

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Germany’s Federal Court of Justice released a ruling today on a case in which a man was expected to pay for the health care costs of his father, who he had cut off contact with for over forty years.  Despite being estranged from his father, the court ruled that the …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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