Germany to pay convicted gays 30 million euros

10.10.2016 - Berlin, Germany - Deutsche Welle

Germany to pay convicted gays 30 million euros

Germany is to compensate more than 50,000 men who were jailed for their sexual orientation under an old law. Paragraph 175 continued to be applied until the late 1960s. The plans, which will see 30 million euros ($33.6 million) set aside to compensate homosexuals convicted under an old law for their sexual preferences, were revealed by the German daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (SZ) on Saturday.

Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD) told the paper that compensation would “depend on concrete individual cases,” taking sentence duration into consideration. A draft law, set to be formally announced this month, will provide for “relatively uncomplicated” … continue reading

Categories: Diversity, International, Politics
Tags: , , , , ,

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.

Search

 

Film: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

Documentary: UBI, our right to live

In Mobilization For Assange!

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.