QUEER VOICES

Germany's Oktoberfest Becomes Gay Marriage Platform For LGBT Residents

09/26/2012 04:40 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

By early afternoon on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest this past weekend, the Bräurosl beer tent in Munich was already filled with thousands of merry revelers in lederhosen, singing and drinking.

At one table, Christian Schröder, an electrician from Stuttgart, sat with his partner of 10 years, Thomas Hartmann. “This is to the gays!” Mr. Schröder shouted. “The right to do this is what we fight for!”

There’s a simple rule at Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest: It’s all about the fun.

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