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German MPs Approve Gay Marriage in Snap Vote

Gay marriage was voted through with a clear majority in the German Bundestag on Friday morning. MPs passed a law that allows full marital rights for LGBTQ people and allows them to adopt children. Chancellor...

by LibertiesEU

Gay marriage was voted through with a clear majority in the German Bundestag on Friday morning. MPs passed a law that allows full marital rights for LGBTQ people and allows them to adopt children. Chancellor Angela Merkel only dropped her opposition a few days ago and told her conservative party members to "follow their conscience." German opposition parties were strongly in favor of the law, which enshrines the following wording into law: "Marriage is entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex."