People are celebrating the result of the vote outside the Chancellery near the Bundestag. The lawmakers of the Bundestag (German Parliament) have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, in a snap voting procedure on Friday June 30, 2017 in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she will support a "vote of conscience" on the “Marriage to All” (Ehe für alle) law which will allow the MPs to vote freely regardless of political or party affiliation. Current laws in Germany allow a same sex couple to engage in a “civil union” but not marriage.
(Photo by Omer Messinger)