France OKs Foreign Gay Marriage

“Approval was given in the early hours of this morning by the National Assembly of the measure to have foreign legal same-sex marriages/unions/partnerships recognised in France as PACS. With the measure passing the Senate last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has 15 days to “promulgate” the measure into law. An amendment tabled by Christian Vanneste was dropped as the controversial politician failed to turn up. The passing of the measure in the French National Assembly was welcomed this morning in Brussels where both the European Union and the European Parliament had been pressing the French Government to recognise the legal status of same-sex couples who had registered their partnerships in another country.” [UK Gay News]