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February 12, 2013

France's landmark vote for marriage equality

Gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples gets approved by French lower house.
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Demonstrators protest against French President Francois Hollande plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption in Paris, France. AP GraphicsBank


The French parliament convened for a historic vote legalising gay marriage and allowing same-sex couples to adopt. Groups on the right delayed the National Assembly's final vote by presenting more than five thousand amendments to the original bill. After receiving a majority vote, the bill is slated for further debate in the Senate next month.

Using the hashtag #mariagepourtous, French netizens and parliamentarians sparked a conversation on the marriage equality vote.
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