Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?
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Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?

Ehegattensplitting, literally translated as “spouse splitting,” is a German policy which allows married couples to save taxes by dividing their income. Some argue that the policy, in place since the 1950s, should be abolished.

‘Ja, ich will’: What it’s like to get married in Germany
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‘Ja, ich will’: What it’s like to get married in Germany

Catholic hospital can’t fire remarried doctor, German court rules

Catholic hospital can’t fire remarried doctor, German court rules

Fiancee’s ex-husband sues ex-Chancellor Schröder over ‘affair’

Fiancee’s ex-husband sues ex-Chancellor Schröder over ‘affair’

Ex-Chancellor Schröder to tie the knot for fifth time

Ex-Chancellor Schröder to tie the knot for fifth time

Berlin couple make history by becoming first husband and husband to adopt child in Germany

Berlin couple make history by becoming first husband and husband to adopt child in Germany

From robots to role play: study reveals German attitudes to sex

From robots to role play: study reveals German attitudes to sex

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

‘No stag parties allowed’: Bavarian bars crack down on wild partiers

‘No stag parties allowed’: Bavarian bars crack down on wild partiers

Here’s how to marry a German as an expat

Here’s how to marry a German as an expat

Yes or no? Man asks public for clues to drunken proposal

Yes or no? Man asks public for clues to drunken proposal

Every third German baby born out of wedlock

Every third German baby born out of wedlock

Justice minister wants to end toleration of polygamy

Justice minister wants to end toleration of polygamy

The 10 things you need to know about a German wedding
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The 10 things you need to know about a German wedding

Germans staying married longer, divorcing less

Germans staying married longer, divorcing less

Single parents, common law families on rise

Single parents, common law families on rise

He’ll take my name: yes he’s really sure!

He’ll take my name: yes he’s really sure!

‘What happens when anything goes?’

‘What happens when anything goes?’

Ten German complaints to their expat partners

Ten German complaints to their expat partners

Your guide to all things German

Your guide to all things German

Top ten expat complaints to their German partners

Top ten expat complaints to their German partners

Divorcees wait longer to call it a day

Divorcees wait longer to call it a day

Baby increase narrows birth-death divide

Baby increase narrows birth-death divide

Tax equality for gay German couples

Tax equality for gay German couples

Women still ‘much poorer’ than partners

Women still ‘much poorer’ than partners

President and partner ‘have no marriage plans’

President and partner ‘have no marriage plans’

Conservatives ‘should be glad’ gays want to marry

Conservatives ‘should be glad’ gays want to marry

New weapon against forced marriage goes live

New weapon against forced marriage goes live

Pastor drops dead in front of wedding couple

Pastor drops dead in front of wedding couple

Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

Half of killed women are victims of ‘their man’

Half of killed women are victims of ‘their man’

One third of children born out of wedlock

One third of children born out of wedlock

Germans cool to marriage and monogamy

Germans cool to marriage and monogamy

Court rules Germany must recognise foreign gay marriages

Court rules Germany must recognise foreign gay marriages

Man marries his dying cat

Man marries his dying cat

Fewer Germans tying the knot

Fewer Germans tying the knot

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn

Robert Redford marries German painter in Hamburg

Robert Redford marries German painter in Hamburg

Civil unions made legal in Bavaria

Civil unions made legal in Bavaria

Obese man acquitted for squashing wife to death

Obese man acquitted for squashing wife to death

German birth rate climbs steadily

German birth rate climbs steadily

Berlin backs new custody rules for binational children

Berlin backs new custody rules for binational children

Study shows divorce can be deadly

Study shows divorce can be deadly

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

Tennis star Boris Becker to marry

Tennis star Boris Becker to marry

Secrecy surrounds Ballack’s upcoming nuptials

Secrecy surrounds Ballack’s upcoming nuptials

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

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Traditional marriage challenged by new law

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Marriage ban for transgender politician