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Marriage passes first hurdle in France

Timothy Kincaid

February 2nd, 2013

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Today the French Parliament voted on a key element of the marriage bill. (France24)

France’s marriage equality bill cleared its first and main hurdle on Saturday when lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the most important article of the new law, redefining marriage as an agreement between two people of opposite or same sex.

The article was approved 249-97, with most deputies from the ruling Socialist Party (PS) voting in favour, and all but one of the conservative UMP party’s representatives voting against. The two far-right National Front (FN) deputies opposed the bill, and the party called on its supporters to join Catholic-driven protests against it.

Such a strong majority suggests that the bill is certain to pass on February 12th.

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Lindoro Almaviva
February 2nd, 2013 | LINK

But, but, but, but Bryan Brown said that 3 million people showed up at their marriage rally and that would scare the parliament into not going within ha mile from that bill.

Didn’t he promise to spend money to oust anyone who voted for it, after their huge success in NYC where all 4 republicans were voted out of office?

Didn’t Messieur Brown promise to run for president of France if that bill is passed?

StraightGrandmother
February 3rd, 2013 | LINK

“Run for President of France” LOL now that was funny.

F Young
February 3rd, 2013 | LINK

On Sunday morning, Feb. 3, the French National Assembly is continuing to consider the 5000 amendments proposed to the Marriage for Everyone bill. Debate is scheduled to continue daily till Feb. 10

On Sunday, the assembly adopted an amendment that allows non-residents to become married in France even though their own country does not allow same-sex marriage. However, it rejected amendments that would have allowed married same-sex couples to get artificial insemination.

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