The bill, which enjoyed strong public support, passed by a wide margin, with 393 MPs voting in favour of marriage equality and 226, including Ms Merkel, voting against."This day sends a significant signal, which is that the state's discrimination of lesbians and gays is finished," said Joerg Steinert, who heads the Berlin branch of Germany's lesbian and gay association.
"This was long overdue in Germany and so this is a day of great joy." Some hurdles remain, including the fact that women cannot automatically recognise motherhood of a lesbian partner's child, and the software used to record marriages does not currently allow for two entries with the same sex.
"The official was nice, and so were the couples before and after us in the line, telling us: 'We understand what you want.' But afterwards I still had to feel a sense of shame.
The newlyweds, who registered their civil partnership 15 years ago, first tried to marry a quarter of a century ago.
"I remember how it felt when we went to the registry office in Berlin Charlottenburg to request marriage," Mr Kreile said.
Marnie is the only child between her mother Evie, and her father; whom she mentions not having a good relationship with.
Her parents divorced sometime during her childhood.
In Vagina Panic, Marnie schedules both Jessa's abortion and Hannah's STD test.
At the clinic, Marnie begins to worry that she is unable to get pregnant herself, and claims she was born to be a mother.Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise vote in Parliament four months ago."We're making a single exception to fire a symbolic starter pistol because same-sex marriages are possible from today," said Gordon Holland, a registrar in Berlin's Schoeneberg district.Mr Holland said it was appropriate for Schoeneberg to hold the first same-sex wedding in the country because it has long been a centre of gay life in the German capital.She comes home to find Hannah dancing, and the news that Elijah is gay. In Hannah's Diary, Marnie's true feelings about her relationship with Charlie are revealed after he and Ray find Hannah's diary.When Charlie starts singing during his performance with Ray using Hannah's entries, Marnie calls Hannah a bitch and pours her drink on her.After cutting the wedding cake, featuring a rainbow flag and the words "marriage for all", the couple planned to hold a small reception and fly to Vienna later in the week for a five-day honeymoon."We had a huge party 15 years ago that can't be topped," said Mr Kreile, referring to the celebration after the couple registered their partnership in 2002.