French President: Francois Hollande
Same sex couples in France will have the same spousal and adoption rights as heterosexual couples after the French National Assembly approved the government’s ‘marriage for all’ bill on Tuesday after months of fierce debate.
The law is President François Hollande’s first major social reform. The bill was passed by a clear majority vote on Tuesday according to reports from France 24.
The legislation was backed by 329 deputies while 229 opposed the bill.
The bill redefines marriage under French law as a contract between two people rather than between a man and a woman. It will now go to the left-wing-controlled Senate, or upper house, on April 2, which is expected to approve it.
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