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Volker Beck campaigning in Freiburg, Germany, in 2005
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Volker Beck campaigning in Freiburg, Germany, in 2005

Volker Beck (born 12 December 1960 in Stuttgart) is a German politician, specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag first as their Speaker for Legal Affairs (1994-2002) and now as the Green Party whip. He is the member of parliament representing Cologne and was reelected as MP and whip in September 2005. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (963x1062, 114 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volker Beck ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (963x1062, 114 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Volker Beck ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Stuttgart [], a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 (as of September 2005) in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ... Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... The Bundestag (Federal Diet) is the parliament of Germany. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... Köln redirects here. ...


He is also a famous homosexual. Beck served as spokesman of the Association of Lesbians and Gays in Germany (Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD)) for over ten years. He is well known for his campaigning in favor of gay marriage. He is also often referred to as the Father of the German Registered Partnership Act. He lives with his partner Jacques Teyssier in Cologne, Berlin and Paris. Lesben und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD) (Lesbian and Gay Asscoiation in Germany) is the largest civil rights organisation of homosexuals in Germany. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Registered partnership is one of several terms for a civil union or civil partnership similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the legal and social benefits of traditional marriage. ... Jacques Teyssier (born 31 October 1955 in Annonay, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes) is a French citizen and a German gay civil rights activist. ... Köln redirects here. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen federal states of Germany. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land...


He has struggled for equal rights for gay couples since the 1980s. Currently he is sponsoring an anti-discrimination act in civil law and at the workplace, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, sex, sexual identity, religion, age, and disability. Just recently on his initiative the German Bundestag decided that the Federal Republic of Germany will erect a national memorial for homosexuals persecuted by the Nazi Party. It will be erected in the centre of Berlin. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Civil law has at least three meanings. ... The Nazi swastika symbol The National Socialist German Workers Party ( German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. ...


Between 2001 and 2004 he was chief negotiator for his party on the new immigration law coming into to force 2005. He is publicly known for being a very tough negotiator.


On 27 May 2006, Beck was attacked and injured by right wing extremists during a Gay Rights demonstration in Moscow. report from moscow Beck spoke in favor of continuing European Union sanctions on Uzbekistan, originally instated after the Uzbek government did not allow an international investigation of the Andijan massacre, on 17 October 2006.[1] May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Extremism is a term used to describe either ideas or actions thought by critics to be unwarranted or at least beyond what is acceptable in a civilised society. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... Politics of Uzbekistan takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Uzbekistan is both head of state and head of government. ... In May 2005 unrest in Uzbekistan reached a head when Uzbek troops fired into a crowd of protesters in the eastern city of Andijan, killing an estimated 400 to 1000 people on 13 May, in what has been termed the Andijan massacre. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is also important figure in recompensation for victims of national socialism. He negotiated the foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (slave labor recompensation). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Awards

He was honored by President Rau on the advice of Jewish organisations (the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Jewish Claims Conference) as Knight of the Distinguished Service Cross. Beck also supported the Holocaust memorial and is a member of the Federal Foundation which erected the memorial.


Equality Forum honoured Beck in 2005 as one of forty heroes for his extraordinary contributions toward GLBT equality. He is the only non-north-American who was honored. LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. ...


In 2001 the International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials (INLGO) honoured his work for the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in Germany with the Like-a-rock Award. In the same year the Berlin Gay Pride festival honored him with the Rainbow Award. The International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials, also known by the acronym INLGO, is an organization comprised of elected and appointed officials with their partners, activists, and others interested in networking with openly lesbian and gay officials. ... The International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials, also known by the acronym INLGO, is an organization comprised of elected and appointed officials with their partners, activists, and others interested in networking with openly lesbian and gay officials. ...



On 5th October 2006 during [GLBT History Month http://www.glbthistorymonth.com] Volker Beck was featured by Equality Forum.


References

  1. ^ German Lawmaker Sees No Rights Progress In Uzbekistan RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

External links

  • Homepage of Volker Beck
  • hero
  • debate on Moscow and the consequences

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Beck is president of 20 investment companies (consisting of 86 portfolios) for which UBS Global AM--Americas region or one of its affiliates serves as investment advisor, sub-advisor or manager, and was vice president of such investment companies from 2003 to 2005.
Beck is vice president of 20 investment companies (consisting of 75 portfolios) for which UBS Global AM or one of its affiliates serves as investment advisor, sub- advisor or manager.
Volker Beck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (494 words)
Volker Beck (born 12 December 1960 in Stuttgart) is a German politician, specifically a Green Party representative in the Bundestag first as their Speaker for Legal Affairs (1994-2002) and now as the Green Party whip.
Beck served as spokesman of the Association of Lesbians and Gays in Germany (Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD)) for over ten years.
Beck also supported the Holocaust memorial and is a member of the Federal Foundation which erected the memorial.
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