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French Assembly passes marriage

Timothy Kincaid

February 12th, 2013


France’ National Assembly has now voted to allow same sex couples to marry and adopt children: (AP)

President François Hollande’s Socialists pushed the measure through the national assembly, carrying a vote by 329 to 229.

The assembly has been debating the bill and voting on individual articles in recent weeks. The bill now goes to the senate, which is also controlled by the Socialists and their allies.



MR Bill
February 12th, 2013 | LINK

Vive la France!

G.I. Joe
February 12th, 2013 | LINK

In France, the Senate must accept the bill EXACTLY as it comes to them. If they make only one amendment, the bill we go back to the Assembly to be approved all over again. If the Assembly doesn’t approve it exactly so as the senate sent back, The Senate has to approve the modifications again. On and on like that, unless the government steps up and says “stop” and the Assembly votes it one last time.

In a nutshell: We ain’t done yet people. Not by a long shot.

February 13th, 2013 | LINK

What is the timeframe for the next vote?

G.I. Joe
February 14th, 2013 | LINK

Early April (I think April 2). Before that the Senate has to hold hearing, make a report and then debate.

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