But political analysts say the issue will likely have faded from voters' minds by the time the September election comes around.Friday's vote, however, still marks a rare victory for Merkel's Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners, who are trailing the conservatives in opinion polls.Ms Merkel, herself married twice, has always been unequivocal with her personal opposition to marriage equality, citing German law, her values as an evangelical Christian and those of her party, which describes its foundations as the “Christian understanding between people and their accountability before God”.
Success in passing the "marriage for all" amendment could provide a sorely needed boost for the centre-left SPD, which has seen a short-lived gain in the polls earlier this year evaporate in recent months.
The measure will likely be signed into law by the president some time after July 7.
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Angela Merkel has voted against same-sex marriage in Germany because she believes that “marriage is between a man and woman”.Members of the public in the viewing gallery embraced and cheered, while celebrations broke out in Berlin's streets.Johannes Kahrs, an SPD politician known for his LGBT campaigning, had launched a blistering attack on Ms Merkel over “embarrassing” delays to the legislation.“I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace.” The Chancellor said she supported the bill’s introduction of full adoption rights for same-sex couples – a move she had previously opposed – and was fighting anti-LGBT discrimination.The issue has divided Ms Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) party, which remains the largest in the German parliament and has enjoyed comfortable poll leads and local election victories ahead of September’s federal elections.After years of wrangling, the Chancellor eventually triggered the historic vote to legalise same-sex marriage almost by accident.