France Passes Gay-Marriage Bill

    People demonstrate against for equal rights with placards and flags in Paris. Wednesday, April 10, 2013. This week, the French senate will conclude its debate on a controversial law — which is expected to pass — legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    Protesting equal rights in Paris on Wednesday. (Jacques Brinon/AP)

    Get ready for the gay-marriage industry to hit Paris. France’s Parliament on Friday approved gay marriage, putting it on track to be legal by this summer—despite that the country remains divided over the issue. French President François Hollande has already promised to sign the legislation. The country has been in somewhat of a crisis over the issue: the Roman Catholic Church has led fierce opposition to gay marriage, and many French people are against adoption by gay couples, which would be allowed under the new legislation.

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