Tuesday, August 28, 2012

French Bill Legalizes Gay Marriage

From the Wall Street Journal:

The French government will introduce legislation in October authorizing gay marriage, a move that would bring France in line with a host of European countries and fulfill an election promise of President Fran├žois Hollande.

"In October, we will send a bill to the National Assembly and the Senate to allow same-sex couples to marry," French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Saturday in an address to Socialist Party members at their annual gathering in the Atlantic port town of La Rochelle. "It would also allow them to form families and adopt children," Mr. Ayrault added.

Mr. Hollande's Socialist Party controls both houses of Parliament, rendering the passage of a gay-marriage bill more likely.

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MR

Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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