Germany Holds Same-Sex Weddings as Marriage Equality Law Takes Effect

HeadlineOct 02, 2017

In Germany, same-sex couples married legally for the first time over the weekend as a new marriage equality law came into effect. Registry offices in several German cities opened a day earlier than normal—on Sunday—to allow for the ceremonies. Germany’s parliament approved a marriage equality law in June after Prime Minister Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to the measure.

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