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French National Assembly Approves Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage and Adoption in 329-229 Vote

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France's lower house of parliament has approved a broad bill to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt children in a 329-229 vote.

The AP reports:

President Francois Hollande's Socialists have pushed the measure through the National Assembly and put France on track to join about a dozen, mostly European nations that grant marriage and adoption rights to homosexuals.

The measure, approved in a 329-to-229 vote Tuesday, comes despite an array of demonstrations in recent weeks by opponents of the "marriage for all" bill. Polls show most French support legalizing gay marriage, though that backing softens when children come into play.

The measure now moves to the Senate.

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  1. "But to pretend France and Europe is some kind of paradise for gays, a gay nirvana, is ridiculous and untrue."
    I wonder what point was being made here? There is no Gay nirvana but substantial progress in legal rights in most European states at least in western Europe. An example to follow else where that it can be done if the political system can be made responsive.

    Posted by: Keith | Feb 13, 2013 3:34:50 PM


  2. Samesex marriage is a deeply personal matter but FORCING another innocent human being into the homosexual perspective of human relationships is a pathology! This child is like psychologically raped! Where are you heading for France? There's no liberty in death.

    Indeed the western culture is a culture of death and tends towards self-destruction. Shame on you France, once a cradle and symbol of appreciation for God's Laws.. Konrad from Poland.

    Posted by: Konrad | Feb 14, 2013 8:20:31 AM


  3. Hallelujah! This is great news as France would be the largest country in the world to have full equality if this passes. To the French, we are all praying that you make this critical step to protecting all families, all children, and all couples.

    Posted by: DB | Feb 14, 2013 12:16:29 PM


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