Germany Welcomes Marriage Equality

Germany welcomes marriage equality, making it the 23rd country in the world to do so.

393 politicians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. 266 voted against.

Although Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against same-sex marriage, it is believed that her recently softened stance helped to ease her conservative party’s opposition to gay marriage.

Thanks to the vote, same-sex couples will be able to enjoy full marital rights, and adopt children.

The revised German legal code will now read:

"Marriage is entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex."

Said Markus Ulrich from the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany to Gay Star News:

"We are feeling really emotional.

"Especially for people who have fought for 25 years for this moment. It’s quite amazing. It’s super exciting. We’re really thankful."

He continued:

"It’s not just a victory for gay and lesbian people. It’s not just an emotional day for gay and lesbian people. It’s a great day for German society."

Thanks to the amended law, that could be signed as early as July 7, same-sex couples should be able to get married as early as September.

 

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Congratulations. This is a fantastic news

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Another happy, wonderful news. Congratulations to the LGBT in Germany.

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