French Parliament Allows Gay Marriage Despite Protests

“France becomes the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage on Tuesday after parliament approved a new law championed by President Francois Holland,” reports Nicholas Vinocur of Reuters. As one of “the biggest social reforms” since the abolition of the death penalty in 1981, the “marriage for all” law passed by 331 votes for and 225 against. Amid violent demonstrations and homophobic attacks, Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said, “Many French people will be proud this job is done. Those protesting today will find themselves moved by the joy of the newly-weds.” 

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