Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende tied the knot in Berlin to become the first married gay couple in Germany. The country has more than 94,000 homosexual couples living together and same-sex marriage was legalized only this year.
Although homosexuality is no longer classified as an illness in Germany, some therapists still try to "cure" gays and lesbians. LGBT activists have fought for a ban on such practices, and have met with success.
Berlin travel guide Spartacus reports that Germany has lost a lot of its attractiveness as a destination for gays and lesbians. The reason is increasing violence against homosexuals. But not everyone shares this view.
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