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1st same-sex couples to wed today

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):

Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched.

The two male civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect today.

Until now, gay and lesbian couples in Germany only were able to enter into registered partnerships that gave them fewer legal rights than married heterosexual couples.