February 12th, 2013
06:23 AM ET

French lawmakers to vote on same-sex marriage bill

Same-sex marriage in France could take a step closer to reality Tuesday, as lawmakers vote on a controversial bill that would extend the right to marry and adopt to same-sex couples.

If the draft measure is approved as expected in France's National Assembly, it must still go before the Senate before it can become law.

If passed, it would mark the biggest step forward for French gay rights advocates in more than a decade.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    France has always been a leader in progressive thinking and action.
    I enthusiastically anticipate news that this bill has become law.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Funny how all these other countries are more advanced in their thinking than the US and yet we consider our country to be the advanced nation!

    February 12, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • diamondruby00

      That's the truth! We need to catch up with other countries on several topics of discussion.

      February 13, 2013 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Lovely, not my complaint was deleted. Am I still blocked for whatever ridiculous reason.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    ils ont déjà passé ce à la chambre basse

    February 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |