The French National Assembly has finally chosen the date – it will vote on the Senate’s revisions of the marriage equality bill on April 23. Joe.My.God reports:
On Monday, the executive branch of the National Assembly decided to implement a procedure that limits debate to a fixed period of time — a measure that aims to avoid parliamentary obstruction. It set the amount of time allowed for debate on the bill to just 25 hours and the date for the final vote to April 23. Christian Jacob, head of the right-wing UMP party’s faction in the assembly, denounced the move as a “total humiliation of parliament” and opponents of the bill called for fresh demonstrations next week.
In related news, the National Organization for Marriage is launching a new international effort, with France as its launching point. Towleroad reports:
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) seems set to launch an international organization, and Jeremy Hooper at NOM Exposed has dug up clues that point to France as the first step in a sweeping global plan. “We know NOM has moved forward with all of the other plans in those strategy documents (including the “drive a wedge” one); this is just a continuation of the international plan, with France being the first chess move in a larger, planetary onslaught on behalf of inequality. Because it’s NOM’s Earth, apparently–we just get discriminated within it.”
No word yet whether the new organization will be as inept as NOM.