A second marriage concluded abroad does not exclude the right to naturalisation in Germany. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled in a ruling published on Wednesday on the naturalization of a Syrian, that this marriage does not stand in the way of an effective commitment to a free democratic basic order. His case must now be re-examined. The naturalization of the Syrian, who had been living in Germany since 1999, had been revoked after his second marriage became known. He sued against this withdrawal in court. The civil engineer had married a German woman in April 2008 and a Syrian woman in Damascus in June 2008. He also acknowledged paternity for a daughter from his second marriage. The girl now lives with him in Karlsruhe, and his second wife has also been living in her own apartment in the city since last year.