Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:40 AM
muriel_volestrangler (72,806 posts)
France's parliament approve gay marriage article
The French National Assembly has approved the most important article of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
Deputies voted 249-97 in favour of redefining marriage as being an agreement between two people - not just between a man and a woman.
Correspondents say the ease with which the article passed suggests the bill as a whole will pass.
Debates are expected to go on for more than a week, as MPs discuss hundreds of amendments, most of them filed by the centre-right opposition.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21305150
That's good. The Catholic protests don't seem to have convinced many MPs.
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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:55 AM
Kurovski (34,439 posts)
"...the Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon, argued that plans to redefine the concept of marriage would open the door to incest and polygamy."
And this is in france honey! In FRANCE!! The home of "let's take a mistress/lover after 40, mon cher."
And we are all of course aware of the OTHER gaping irony here.