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Object of the Month June: EMMA 1984

1. June 2018

Our Object of the Month June is the July edition of EMMA from 1984, featuring a lesbian bridal couple on its cover. In Germany, the first lesbian marriage in church took place in 1984. A brave, progressive Protestant pastor broke the taboo.

Today, blessings and weddings of same sex couples are officially viable in 16 out of 20 regional Protestant churches, with very different regulations. For Catholic homosexuals wedding in a German church remains impossible even though the Central Committee of German Catholics has called for blessings of same sex couples in 2015.