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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting of the CDU/CSU parliamentary parties prior to a special session of the German parliament in Berlin on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

    Conservative German lawmakers back tax breaks for gay couples

    A group of lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party called Tuesday for same-sex couples in civil partnerships to be given the same tax breaks as heterosexual married couples, but the idea faced skepticism among traditionally minded colleagues.

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