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Twitter reacts to Germany becoming the 23rd country to legalize same-sex marriage

Twitter reacts to Germany becoming the 23rd country to legalize same-sex marriage

Germans celebrate as marriage equality is finally here

Germany just became the 23rd country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the gates for a free vote on same-sex marriage.

In the Bundestag, 393 politicians voted for marriage equality while 226 voted against.

Merkel herself voted against same-sex marriage.

However, she freed her Christian Democrats from the party whip on the issue calling for a ‘vote of conscience’.

The reform gives same-sex couples full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children.