Germans celebrate legalisation of same-sex marriage at Berlin Pride

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Thousands of people flocked to the streets of Berlin over the weekend to celebrate Pride.

The 2017 Christopher Street Day (CSD) event was a special one for many German’s as it marked the legalisation of same-sex marriage after the government voted for the legislation.

The bill passed 393 voted to 226 bringing the country into line with the majority of Europe.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier finalised the process by signing the “marriage for all” bill on Thursday.

The legislation will be enacted on October 1.

Despite the rain, people rallied in full force at the CSD march which has been celebrated since 1979.

It’s believed nearly a million people attended the Pride celebrations, including politicians Green Party MP Volker Beck and the Berlin state delegate in charge of the judiciary Dirk Behrendt.

Many people coordinated their costumes for the full rainbow effect

Berlin Pride rainbow costumes
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Although a lot of people carried rainbow flags too

Carrying rainbow flags at Berlin CSD
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Some people used rainbows to protect themselves from the rain

Some people used rainbows to protect themselves from the rain
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Good to see faith and sexuality being intersectional

Intersection Pride
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Google joined Berliners in their celebrations

Lots of companies were at Pride
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The sun managed to come out during Pride

Pride had some sunshine
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And of course there were drag queens

Drag queen at Berlin Pride
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I mean, just look at this group of FIRE queens

Drag queens at Berlin Pride
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Everybody showed their love at the event

Couple at Pride
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There were brilliant political messages

"CSD instead of AfD"
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Happy Pride, Berlin!

Pride Berlin
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