Germany’s parliament has voted to legalise same-sex marriage and people are full of praise
Congratulations Germany has been trending on Twitter since the announcement.
Germany has become the latest country to vote to legalise same-sex marriage and the internet is very, very happy about it.
Congratulations Germany! An amazing day for equality. 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 #Ehefueralle— James McHale 🌈 (@JamesMcHale99) June 30, 2017
The snap vote in the country’s parliament came only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her longstanding position.
On Monday she decided that politicians could take up the issue as a “question of conscience”, meaning members of her conservative coalition – which has been against same-sex marriage – were freed to vote individually.
Members of the Bundestag in Berlin voted 393 in favour of legalising “marriage for everybody”, with 226 against and four abstentions.
Merkel was among those who voted against, saying she believes the country’s law sees marriage as between a man and a woman. But she said that the opposite view must be respected.
But she was the reason, the stone started actually rolling.— Momo, missing Arcadia Bay (@ReshomPlays) June 30, 2017
With the vote coming during Pride Month, a global celebration of the LGBT community, many people have seen it as perfect timing.
germany legalized gay marriage at the very end of pride month, what a great ending !!! i'm so happy 🌈— alina (inactive//finals) (@ehmilkovich) June 30, 2017
Greats news in Germany... and it could not been better, in the month of world GAY pride celebration Germany says yes to "marriage for all"— el dolape (@elUrbis) June 30, 2017