French parliament gives way to gay marriage

French parliament gives way to gay marriage


France's National Assembly adopted on 12 February the controversial bill, extending the right to marry and thus allowing homosexual couples to marry and adopt children.

The vote on adoption was successful after 329 deputies voted 'in favour' and 229 'against'.

Around two weeks ago, lawmakers voted with a large majority in favour of a key provision, redefining marriage as a contract between two people, not between a man and a woman as it used to be.

The issue tu...


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