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French Assembly Moves Toward Legalizing Marriage Equality

French Assembly Moves Toward Legalizing Marriage Equality

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The French assembly overwhelmingly advances a marriage equality bill.

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An important article that's part of legislation to approve same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples in France sailed through the national assembly.

Voting 249-97, the lower house of the French parliament approved the article that would grant marriage equality to France's same-sex couples. The remainder of the legislation, which includes a contentious article to legalize adoption by gays, will be debated in the coming week. The huge vote in favor of gay rights appears to indicate the adoption provision will pass too. The Roman Catholic Church is deeply opposed to the legislation. Read more here.

Marriage equality and adoption by gays has been surprisingly controversial in France, a supposed bastion of liberal attitudes.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.