Germany’s President Signs Gay Marriage Bill into Law; Will Come into Force October 1 at Earliest

Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Photographer: Armin Kübelbeck, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons

Berlin (dpa) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the country, a spokeswoman said. The final step in the legalization process comes three weeks after the “marriage for all” vote was passed by the Bundestag, or lower house of parliament. Of 623 votes cast on June 30,…

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