Sunday, February 3, 2013

French National Assembly Takes a Step Toward Approving Same-Sex Marriage

French National Assembly 1Agence France-Presse reports that the French National Assembly on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the first and most important article of a law to allow same-sex couples to adopt children and to marry.  The French Deputies voted 249-97 to approve article one of the draft legislation, which redefines marriage as being an agreement between two people (instead of between a man and a woman). The proposed law still has another week of parliamentary scrutiny before a final vote scheduled for February 12, but the large margin approving the first part of the law indicates that the bill will be passed.  Click here to read more.

Hat tip (and thanks for the photo) to Rex Wockner.

(mew)

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