France had its first gay wedding expo just days after the parliament adopted the marriage equality bill. Gay Star News reports:
French photographers, caterers, wedding planners, were just some of the businesses represented in a fair dedicated to the special moment when a same-sex couple ties the knot and says ‘I do’. As an economic slump sees traditional couples spend less on weddings, French entrepreneurs look for gay marriage as an attractive business opportunity. The fair, which was held yesterday (26 April) under tight security after violent anti-gay marriage protests, attracted nationwide prospective gay and lesbian clients and even from abroad.
As the marriage equality bill goes before the Constitutional Council, we don’t yet have a date for the first gay and lesbian weddings in France, but most observers think it will be sometime in June.