French Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

LazyLion

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The French Senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage in France, putting a landmark bill on track to become law by summer.

The vote in the upper house of parliament - led by President Francois Hollande's Socialists - comes despite boisterous protests. Opponents -mostly conservatives and fervent Roman Catholics - have sought to defend traditional marriage.

Both houses of parliament will now take up a second reading to consider minor Senate changes to the bill passed in February by the National Assembly, also controlled by a Socialist-led majority.

The bill would allow gay marriage and let same-sex couples adopt children. On the campaign trail last year, Hollande pledged to push through such legislation if elected.

About a dozen mostly European nations already allow gay marriage.


Source : Sapa-AP /pk
Date : 12 Apr 2013 11:45
 

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Vive la France. René and Camille can finally stop lying that the other one is a chick when trying to get a marriage certificate.
 

murraybiscuit

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i kind of saw france as this sexually liberated nation after hearing stories about the kinky stuff that goes down in paris.
and that was a few decades back.
i find it interesting that gay marriage legislation has taken this long.
 

guest2013-1

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i dont get why people would be against it, because if they were true bible-bashers they'd do more than just not allow them to be married. good for france
 
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