After approving the marriage part of the marriage equality bill yesterday, the French Senate approved the adoption portion today. Joe.My.God reports:
After the adoption of Article 1 of the government bill “marriage for all”, opening up the way for the homosexual marriage, the Senate gave its green light, Wednesday, April 10, for the adoption of children by same-sex couples. The debates were monopolized by the senators of right-hand side, who affirmed again that the adoption of this text would open up the way for assisted medical procreation and for surrogacy with others since, according to Gérard Roche, “There are not enough acceptable children.”
Joe.My.God also reports on the right’s last-ditch effort to derail the bill:
Manif Pour Tous has announced that if France’s marriage equality bill is finalized they will stage yet another massive anti-gay rally on May 26th in a last-ditch effort to demand the bill’s withdrawal and to again call for a national referendum.
It’s not likely that they will succeed, since previous huge rallies haven’t convinced the ruling Socialist Party to change course.