FILE - The July 16, 2011 file photo shows two homosexual men holding hands during Christopher Street Day in Weimar, eastern Germany. Germany’s highest court ruled Tuesday, Feb. 19, 201

 

              FILE - The July 16, 2011 file photo shows two homosexual men holding hands during Christopher Street Day in Weimar, eastern Germany. Germany’s highest court  ruled Tuesday, Feb. 19, 201
FILE - The July 16, 2011 file photo shows two homosexual men holding hands during Christopher Street Day in Weimar, eastern Germany. Germany’s highest court ruled Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 that strengthens gay couples’ adoption rights.Germany has allowed same-sex couples to register civil partnerships that legally fall short of formal marriage since 2001. Until now, it allowed people to adopt a same-sex partner’s biological child _ but not that partner’s adopted child or stepchild. (AP Photo/dpa, Michael Reichel)