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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:01 PM

French Assembly gives green light for gay marriage

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Source: EuroNews

Same-sex marriage in France took a major step towards becoming legal when the National Assembly approved a controversial draft law.

It is the most divisive reform of Francois Hollande’s socialist presidency.

A delighted leader of the Socialist MPs in the Assembly, Bruno Le Roux said: “We won’t judge people in terms of their sexual orientation by differentiating any more. It’s one fewer difference to be made, so it really is a great day for equal rights.”

Opposition to the marriage-for-all law, which includes the right to adopt, is still strong from conservatives in predominantly Catholic France, along with many French Muslims and evangelical Christians.

Read more: http://www.euronews.com/2013/02/12/french-assembly-green-light-for-gay-marriage/



More good news from France!

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:04 PM

1. except of course it is the pink light for gay marriage.

the media has no sense when it comes to color schemes.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:44 PM

2. There is an attitude that the French are so far ahead of us stumblebums on this side of the pond.

Granted, we have to go state-by-state, but we've been on the road for awhile, now.

It's the same deal with the sexism in France, that was revealed as a result of the Dominique Strauss-Khan scandal(s). That whole Liberté, égalité, fraternité vibe didn't always include sororité, I guess!

That said, better late than never. Here's hoping they can make this happen, and that there are no stumbling blocks between the draft legislation and the final result--those Le Pen conservatives can be a royal pain when they want to be; I would be shocked if they didn't try to make trouble re: this issue.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:04 PM

3. duplicate topic - locking

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