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France: Senate gives approval for same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - April 10, 2013

The French Senate has voted to recognize same-sex marriages.

Despite massive public demonstrations against the legislation, the Senate approved a measure that would allow for same-sex marriage by a vote of 179 to 157. The vote is seen as a victory for President Francois Hollande, who has strongly backed the legislation.

The bid to legalize same-sex marriage has already passed the lower chamber of the French legislature. It will become law when the Senate gives approval to enabling legislation, which seems a certainty.

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  • Posted by: ellenblee129370 - Apr. 10, 2013 7:26 PM ET USA

    It seems the whole world is literally hell bent/ bound with same sex marriage & abortion on demand. Sad commentary! Ellen Lee

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 10, 2013 5:34 PM ET USA

    So France has the same problem as we do, it's not a truly representative democracy either and the tail wags to dog there, too. Perhaps it's time for a third party in this country, something like the German Centre Party before WWII? Let's face it, both of the major parties have and are giving in to secularism, with the politicians enjoying their political contributions. Something needs to be done.

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