It’s Law! Germany’s President Signs Gay and Lesbian Marriage into Law

Gay marriage is official in Germany! After a June 30th vote saw 393 vote in favor for marriage equality with 266 voting against (including Chancellor Merkel), Germany’s president, Frank-Walter, Steinmeier signed the legislation into law in the chamber on July 20th. Changing the wording of the country’s legal code to; “Marriage is entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex.”

Couples can begin marrying as early as October 1, and will receive full martial rights including the ability to adopt children.  [GSN]


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