Congratulation: France voted YES

French lawmakers voted to establish legal marriage equality for the country’s same-sex couples. So the French parliament has become the 14th in the world to pass a law extending marriage to same sex couples. They cast their votes (a 331-to-225 final vote) after impassioned speeches by lawmakers for and against the legislation. Much to the anger of religious groups. French polls also revealed a gradual shift in public opinion. In a recent survey 58% said they supported same-sex marriage, while 53% opposed adoption by gay parents. France becomes the latest country to approve marriage for everyone, after New Zealand and Uruguay. Passage of the divisive bill will admit France to a small but growing club. President François Hollande has already pledged to sign the bill into law. Once the law is finalized, France will be the ninth country in Europe.

French voted YES - Same Sex Marriage

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