France: Assembly Formally Approves Marriage Equality Law

Written by scott on February 17th, 2013

Paris, FranceThe French Assembly gave final approval to the overall marriage equality law, sending it to the Senate for expected approval. With Senate approval, the bill will go to the French president, who has promised to sign it into law. AmericaBlog reports:

Earlier this month the French parliament approved gay marriage, but yesterday the entire law (not just individual components of it) was formally approved. After the initial approval, they still had to debate other parts of the broader law and that has now been settled. The bill will now move to the Senate for confirmation, where it is expected to pass and become law.

Quite a change from the last administration. France will join a growing list of European countries – Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden – that offer full marriage equality to their LGBT citizens.


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