France Justice Minister: Marriage, Adoption to Be Extended to Gay Couples

France is edging closer to offering marriage equality. Today, in an interview with La Croix newspaper, the Socialist government's Justice Minister affirmed news that the Prime Minister offered in August, that equality is on its way.

Expatica reports:

The new law "will extend to members of the same sex the current arrangements of marriage," Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told La Croix newspaper. "We will open adoption to homosexual couples," she said. "They will be able to adopt children either as individuals or as a couple."

Taubira said the new laws would allow "homosexuals wanting to become a 'parent' of their partner's biological child to do so in similar conditions as heterosexuals."

According to the Prime Minister, a bill is forthcoming in October.