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French Senate Passes Gay Marriage, Couples To Wed By Summer

french-kissFrance is nearing the finish line in its race to marriage equality with the French Senate approving the bill to legalize gay marriage and adoption today.

The AP reports that this latest development in the nation’s long, tumultuous road towards equality puts the bill on track to become law by summer:

Both houses of Parliament will now take up a second reading to consider minor Senate changes to the bill passed in February by the National Assembly, also controlled by a Socialist-led majority.

Earlier this week, Uruguay became the 12th country to recognize gay marriage, while opposition in France turned violent with reports of a man brutally beaten in an homophobic attack.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Apr 12, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      Viva la France!

      Apr 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      From the oldest enemy I doff my cap to thee. Congratulations, a true victory for the people of France, and by extension another win for all the people of Europe.

      Apr 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW
      DonW

      @Charlie in Charge: Merci, mon ami, but it’s “Vive la France” (“Viva” is Spanish).

      Apr 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      On behalf of the American people, freedom fries shall forthwith be known as French fries.

      Vive la France!

      Apr 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      @jwrappaport: Hahahaah you are funny!.. AdamHomo

      Apr 13, 2013 at 6:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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