French Senate to debate same-sex marriage
Tens of thousands of people protest against France's same-sex marriage bill on March 24 in Paris.
April 4th, 2013
03:40 AM ET

French Senate to debate same-sex marriage

The French Senate will debate a controversial bill Thursday that would extend the right to marry and adopt to same-sex couples.

The lower house has already approved the legislation, in the face of large demonstrations from those opposed to the measure.

If it passes the Senate, 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 ©™

    Congratulations to the community of gay men and lesbians in France for their courage and hard work in fighting for equality. I hope that they succeed.

    April 4, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jacques

    Observing the societal decay in debauched America, Frenchmen would do well to heed the negative example of America and follow a different path. Egalitarianism is a fool's errand.

    April 4, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Allons, enfants...

    April 4, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gavroche ©

    Aux armes!

    April 4, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |