Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two 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 Sunday. "This is an emotional moment with great symbolism," Karl Kreile said as his wedding day approached. "The transition to the term 'marriage' shows that the German state recognizes us as real equals."
October 1 / Chicago Tribune