France to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in 'the Next Few Months'

BY Lucas Grindley

June 29 2012 5:59 PM ET

Francois Hollande

The new president of France will legalize same-sex marriage in "the next few months," according to a statement from his office reported by Reuters.

President Francois Hollande and his Socialist party campaigned on marriage equality, and with a solid majority in Parliament it is largely up to them on the timing of changes.

The administration also plans to ensure adoption by same-sex couples is legal in France, and it will hold a series of discussions on what can be done to help transgender people specifically. Those moves will happen before the end of the year, administration officials have said, according to the Reuters report.

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