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Same Sex Marriages Begin Today In Germany

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Heil Homos! The first queer marriages have finally taken place in Germany, just three months after the country legalized same-sex marriage. While the country has allowed same-sex couples to engage in registered partnerships since 2001, this is a giant step forward for queer rights in Deutschland. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, who have been together…

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Marriage Equality Signed Into German Law

Politics  

Berlin Pride revellers had even more reason to celebrate this week as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed legislation that finally legalizes same-sex marriage in Germany. With the president’s signature, the legislation is expected to become the law of the land on October 1. Until now only civil partnerships were available, which lacked certain rights. The measure…

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Germany Edges Towards Marriage Equality

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Time to plan your gay wedding at this year’s Oktoberfest in Berlin, or Munich or Hamburg or Cologne!   Pending an expected final approval vote from the upper house of Germany’s Parliament, same-sex marriage will become the law of the land this fall in Germany.   Angela Merkel, in anticipation of a tough election in…

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