(Worthy News) – Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende – two civil servants from Berlin – became the first gay couple to marry in Germany on Sunday after parliament voted in June to allow lesbian and gay couples to marry and adopt children.
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller congratulated the couples and described the first gay nuptials as a “historic event.”
“Marriage for all is a milestone on the path to full legal and social equality,” Müller said in a statement on Friday ahead of the weddings, lauding the gay and lesbian community and those “who fought for many years” for their rights.
Polls show around 75 percent of Germans in favor of gay marriage. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More…) ]