1. OUI, OUI!

    France Signs Gay Marriage Into Law

    Bare chested men sporting white masks and belonging to an anti-gay group (Homen, Hommen) gather on May 16, 2013 in front of the Sorbonne University in Paris during a self-declared 'Sorbonne Operation'. This rally at the Sorbonne square responds to the "May 1968 ideas" to which organisers are opposed, referring to the occupation of the Sorbonne University by students and massive strikes nationwide on May 1968.  
AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Anti-gay group protest in Paris on Thursday. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty)

    Just one day after France's Constitutional Council approved the country's gay-marriage and adoption bill, French President François Hollande signed the bill into law. Although it was adopted by both the Senate and the National Assembly last month, right-wing opponents had taken one last stab at blocking the bill's passage by contesting it to the Council. Close, but no cigar. France is now the ninth country in Europe, and fourteenth in the world, to recognize gay marriage. The first same-sex weddings can take place as soon as ten days after the bill's signing.

    Read it at BBC