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REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch A cake is seen as Germany's environmental party Die Gruenen (The Greens) celebrate after a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag voted on legalising same-sex marriage, in Berlin, Germany June 30, 2017.
REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Many other European countries, including France, Britain and Spain, have already legalized same-sex marriage.
A cake is seen in the SPD fraction headquarters after a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag voted on legalising same-sex marriage, in Berlin, Germany June 30, 2017.
REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Thomas Oppermann and Martin Schulz of the SPD shake hands and celebrate after a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag voted on legalising same-sex marriage, in Berlin, Germany June 30, 2017.
He had received a fellowship from the West German government to study arts management at a German university.
I was able to apply for a residency permit that allowed me to accompany him to West Germany—because I was his boyfriend.
24, told reporters after the landmark decision that she had voted against the measure because she believed that marriage as defined under German law was between a man and a woman.SEE ALSO: Majority of Americans think President Trump is abusing his powers But she said her decision was a personal one, adding that she had become convinced in recent years that same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children."I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace," Merkel said.The parliament voted by 393 votes in favor of same-sex marriage to 226 against.Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, she paved the way for its passage by freeing other members of her party to vote their “conscience.” BERLIN — German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers.It took days for police to acknowledge the extent of the mass attacks on women celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cologne.
She said the decision for her was a personal one, but she hoped the result would lead to greater social cohesion. She allowed the vote knowing marriage would pass, pissing off conservatives, and then voted no, pissing off liberals.