However, since the last century, there is a thought that has become common: “The personal is the political.” And that today could – give her the “I do” each other which has to do also with politics. Only since 1969 are relationships between two grown men in the Federal Republic of impunity. The infamous “Schwulenparagraph” 175 has been abolished at all until 1994 entirely. And the so-called “registered partnership” is there only since 2001. Each of these steps was accompanied by fierce and bitter political disputes.
These were some very very tedious: A first application proposes to delete the paragraph 175, had already in 1898 August Bebel in the Reichstag short pause registered partnership is still no marriage – even if the rights associated with it in the last years has been more and more aligned. Some politicians want that future same-sex couples can marry, others fight this strongly. The dispute goes on so. short pause But I want to like today no longer talk about dispute a day. Because we are so come together to celebrate the exact opposite: love, harmony, the commitment to each other, standing up for each other.
Dear name of a partner dear name of other partners, you have each other Found happiness together, we celebrate your “private world”. Today, Red Roses raining down on you – luckily only in a figurative sense -. You each other bathes in love, that it warms the heart to us. But the love – it is more than a noise, a maelstrom of emotions. Being in love is beautiful, but to love and to be loved, that is fulfilling. Confidence and security make all the difference. A permanent and reliable relationship is unthinkable without you. A partnership may not prove without them. We all hope / pray for you, that you may be spared by heavier blows. But of course there will be situations on your common way, in which you reliant on will be, times in which you will need the warmth of your partnership, the reliability of the other. If they remember a situation in the past, this applies to, you could mention here briefly this. Note: If you are in doubt whether the memory for the audience or the couple might be too intimate, you forego a mention. Who knows you, who know that you are lifted together and with each other well. Dear name of a partner dear name of other partners, you today before the Registrar, prior to the friends and relatives of “Yes!” said, you promised you to each other. You have known your love. On top of this I rise highest and most valuable of all feelings, you, the lovers, glass and all those present mean, to do it right. Name of partner, they live high!