30 Jun '17, 12pm

Rainbow flags, bubbly to cheer #Germany's new same-sex marriage law

BERLIN (AFP) - Gay and lesbian activists waving rainbow flags cheered in joyful celebration Friday (June 30) as Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage, a victory in a decades-old rights struggle. "Choose Love," read one banner in the about 100-strong crowd outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's office and near the Reichstag building housing the lower house. Champagne corks popped and whoops, cheers and whistle blasts went through the crowd braving summer rain as news broke that lawmakers inside the chamber had passed the historic bill. Among those celebrating from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community was Soeren Landmann of the "Marriage for All" initiative. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up "I got married one year ago in Scotland because we were not allowed to do it in Germany," he told AFP. "I am inconceivably happy that ...

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