Recently this year, a historic voting on legislation of same-sex marriage has been made in Germany. After it was done, all the LGBTQ community of the country has been celebrating a “loud and proud” victory. Finally, on October 1, 2017 the law came into effect and was crowned with the country’s first ever same-sex marriage ceremony. Gay men Bodo Mende, 60, and Karl Kreile, 59, tied the knot in a ceremony at the Schoeneberg town hall in Berlin at 09:30 in the morning on October 1, 2017. The gay men have been together for 38 years. They are fervent campaigners for marriage equality in the country, becoming one of the first couples to get a civil partnership over 15 years ago. Couple’s marriage ceremony was very touching and beautiful. The grooms exchanged vows and then cut into a fabulous rainbow cake with the words “Marriage Equality” written on top of it.
On Friday, September 29, 2017, before making the match legitimate, Bodo Mende commented: “We have finally achieved legal equality. It’s been 25 years’ of hard struggle to secure this”. As a matter of fact, it was only one of dozens same-sex couples, who wanted to legitimate their relationships as fast as possible. Starting from October 2017, Germany looks forward to meet numerous happy, newborn, same-sex families.