Do queer people really choose green?

BerlinDo queer people vote completely differently from other eligible voters? This is the impression made by a study by the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. According to her, just 3.2 percent of gay, bisexual or transident voters would currently vote for the Union, and the SPD does not seem to owe its current soaring to queer people: 9.1 percent are well below what polls currently believe social democrats overall.

The disappointment with the grand coalition, it sits deep in the queer community. The political scientist Dorothée de Nève justifies this, among other things, with the refusal of the ruling parties to abolish the obsolete transsexual law. That was what the Greens and the FDP had called for in the legislature that was now running out. Bills from both parties for a self-determination law did not find a majority in parliament. Despite losing the vote, an absolute majority of queer people would vote for the Greens, according to the study. The FDP, on the other hand, attributes it to only 7.1 percent, significantly less than current Bundestag election forecasts.

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