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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:40 AM

France's parliament approve gay marriage article

Source: BBC

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.
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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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muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 OP
pinto Feb 2013 #1
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #2
Kurovski Feb 2013 #3
Crowman1979 Feb 2013 #6
iandhr Feb 2013 #4
obama2terms Feb 2013 #5

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. 249 - 97

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:42 AM

2. Great Catch!! n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:55 AM

3. HaHaHa!!!

"...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.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:05 PM

6. The Catholic Church in France has been a joke since the revolution.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:45 PM

4. Another step toward progress.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:49 PM

5. I was waiting for this news

A buddy of mine from Paris said this would be happening soon, finally

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