France became the 14th country to legalise Gay marriage Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.
Hollande acted a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition, which had been the last obstacle to passing the bill into law. The legislation also legalises gay adoption.
But while gay rights groups hailed the move, opponents of the measures have vowed to fight on.
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As expected, French President Francois Hollande signed a bill into law today making France the 14th country with marriage equality.
It was only yesterday that France's Constitutional Council approved the bill.
The very first same-sex marriages in that country could come as soon as the last week of May.
Just before he signed the bill, Hollande expressed his support for marriage equality in France saying: “I will ensure that the law applies
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Gay and lesbian couples in France will be able to marry beginning May 28.
Via: Benoit Tessier / Reuters
Marriage equality is the law of the land in France, with the bill passed by the legislature having been signed into law Saturday by French President Francois Hollande.Same-sex couples will be able to marry starting May 28, 10 days from Saturday.From the BBC:France's president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the eighth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise...Read Full Story
France’s President, Francois Hollande, has signed into law a bill legalising same-sex marriage, throwing out a last-ditch effort by opponents to scupper the country’s biggest social reform since abolition of the death penalty.After months of sometimes violent street demonstrations, the Council gave the go-ahead to a law that will make France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings, in line with an election promise by the president.Hollande has promised to rapidly sign a bill that lawmakers...Read Full Story
May 17 (Bloomberg) -- James Goundry, Europe analyst at IHS Global Insight, and Xavier Denis, an economist and strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking, discuss Francois Hollande's first year as French President. Denis, from Paris, and Goundry, from London, speak with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)Read Full Story
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