Entry #252: Same-sex marriage in Germany

Original entry by bradcoffey106 bradcoffey106 ()

RegionGermany
IssueSame-sex marriage
StatusLegal
Start DateOct 1, 2017
End Datenow
DescriptionSame-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October 2017, after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June 2017. Prior to that, registered partnerships were available to same-sex couples, having been legalised in 2001.
Sourceshttps://www.thelocal.de/20170630/germanz https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41460032 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/01/world/europe/gay-marriage-germany.html


1 Revisions

1. Revision #9585 ( by FCBSIX)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value (Original)
ValueLegalCivil unions
Start Date2017-10-012001-08-01
NoteSame-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October 2017, after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June 2017. Prior to that, registered partnerships were available to same-sex couples, having been legalised in 2001.Germany recognizes civil unions and provides tax benefits to couples in a civil union.
Sourceshttps://www.thelocal.de/20170630/germanz https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41460032 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/01/world/europe/gay-marriage-germany.htmlhttp://www.bverfg.de/entscheidungen/ls20020717_1bvf000101.html