France’s June 17 elections gave the Socialist Party of French President Francois Hollande a commanding parliamentary majority, which nearly assures France will become the next European nation to legalize gay marriage.
Hollande’s Socialist Party won 314 of Parliament’s 577 seats, giving the nascent president a free hand with which to enact his liberal reforms. The president can also rely on the support of 27 left-leaning candidates who also won legislative posts. Conservatives lost 111 seats in Sunday’s elections.
A Hollande administration backed by Socialist majorities means good news for supporters of France becoming the 12th nation to legalize gay nuptials. As a candidate, Hollande pledged to pursue such legislation.
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