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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:15 PM

French Assembly passes gay marriage, adoption bill

Source: Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children, handing a major legislative victory to President Francois Hollande's Socialists on a divisive social issue.

The measure, approved in the National Assembly in a 329-to-229 vote, puts France on track to join about a dozen mostly European nations that allow gay marriage and comes despite a string of recent demonstrations by opponents of the so-called "marriage for all" bill.

The Assembly has been debating the bill, and voting on its individual articles in recent weeks. The overall bill now goes to the Senate, which is also controlled by the Socialists and their allies.

With the vote, France joins Britain in taking a major legislative step in recent weeks toward allowing gay marriage and adoption — making them the largest European countries to do so. The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain as well as Argentina, Canada and South Africa have authorized gay marriage, along with six states in the United States.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/french-assembly-passes-gay-marriage-adoption-bill

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:18 PM

1. Now to the Senate, where socialists have a majority of votes.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:28 PM

2. Good news indeed. n/t

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:38 PM

3. Another step toward progress.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:49 PM

4. Vive la France! Vive les français progessistes!

Perhaps "Liberté - Egalité -Fraternité" is becoming more than just a 200+ year old revolutionary slogan...
Bravo à Président Hollande pour avoir tenu parole!

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