In the German parliament, a bill on same-sex marriage unions was approved by a majority of votes. The law, called "marriage for all", was adopted by the votes of 393 deputies. Against expressed 226 people.
It is noted that among the opponents of the legalization of same-sex unions was Angela Merkel, Madam Federal Chancellor. She stated that for her the concept of marriage would forever remain “the union of a man and a woman,” and she is not ready to consider anything else.
At the same time, one of the most influential women politicians emphasized that there are plenty of same-sex couples in Germany who would like to enter into formal marriages, and she is glad that they will have such an opportunity.
Same-sex relationships in Germany were a criminal case until 1969. Then this article was taken out of the criminal code.From 2001 to today, same-sex couples in the country could register a form of relationship called “partnership” - not a marriage, but something similar. From a traditional marriage, such a partnership was distinguished by the absence of tax benefits and restrictions on the adoption of children.
Editorial uznayvse.ru recalls that marriages between partners of the same sex were legalized in several countries around the world, among them, in particular, the United States. The country's Supreme Court ordered the authorities of all fifty states to register such relations.
In addition, same-sex marriage is allowed in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, China, Finland, Ireland and several other countries.
In Britain, same-sex marriages with their partners were concluded, for example, by Sir, and in the USA - and.