German far-right party with lesbian leader enters parliament with third largest number of votes

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Alice Weidel von der Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) geht am 21.04.2017 durch das Maritim Hotel in Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Am 22. und 23. April findet hier der Bundesparteitag der AfD statt. Foto: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

Germany’s populist far-right party led by a lesbian enters parliament with the third largest number of votes.

The Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) elected Alice Weidel in April to lead them in their election campaign.

Weidel is an out lesbian and lives with her partner and two sons.

Angela Merkel remains the head of German government but had hoped for a ‘better result.’

She leads the alliance between Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU).

The alliance saw its worst result since 1949, when national elections were held in Germany for the first time since World War Two.

‘Marriage is between a man and a woman’

Her party is very anti-LGBTI.

AfD is against LGBTI families also, stating: ‘We oppose all attempts to expand the word “family” in article 6, paragraph 1 of the constitution to include other companionships.’

They believe the definition of marriage is that of union between a man and a woman.

The AfD also does  ‘promote’ LGBTI issues during sex education classes.

They claim it is an ‘improper intrusion’ into the development of children and the rights of parents.

Discussing homosexuality or trans issues in class could ‘confuse’ and ‘overwhelm’ children.

‘In school, our kids cannot become the game balls of a loud minority’s sexual inclinations,’ said a program draft.

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