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Gay Marriage Gets a Boost in French Parliament

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Posted on Feb 2, 2013
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Gay marriage is close to getting the government’s official nod in France, as Saturday a majority of the country’s National Assembly members approved a key article in a bill aiming to allow same-sex couples to wed.

Although the French parliament’s vote reflected the views of the majority of the European nation’s citizens, a slightly lower percentage of the French public supports the right of LGBT couples to adopt, according to the BBC. 

—Posted by Kasia Anderson.

BBC:

Deputies voted 249-97 in favour of redefining marriage as being an agreement between two people - not just between a man and a woman.

President Francois Hollande’s Socialists and their left-wing supporters backed it, opposed by many opposition UMP and centrist MPs.

The proposals have generated protests and counter-protests for months.

Opinion polls suggest that around 55-60% of French people support gay marriage, though only about 50% approve of gay adoption.

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