Same Sex Marriage Approved in France

Gay tourism has always been an important part for France to include in their travel and tourism promotions. Now there are more reasons for the French travel and tourism Industry to celebrate, After impassioned national debate, French lawmakers announced Tuesday that the country will become the 14th in the world to pass a law allowing same-sex marriage.

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The passing of the bill in the lower house came amid strong opposition from conservatives, the BBC reported.

 

In the end, the decision to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry — and also to adopt — was won by a vote of 331 to 225.

 

The country’s president, Francois Hollande, must sign the bill before it becomes law. During his election campaign last year Hollande pledged his support for same-sex marriage.

 

April 24, 2013 · admin · Comments Closed
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