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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

France Approves Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage & Adoption

From the Jurist:

France's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, approved a bill on Tuesday which extends marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. The bill was approved by a vote of 329 in favor to 229 against, with 10 abstaining, and must ultimately be approved by the senate in order to become law. The senate, which is dominated by Socialists, is expected to approve the measure. Despite being backed by French Socialist President Francois Hollande, the bill has been controversial, and last month 350,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest its passage. If the bill becomes law, France will become the twelfth country to approve same-sex marriage.

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Hat Tip: Angelique Devaux

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