Current Event Cat of the Day: Gay Marriage

Current Event Cat - French Gay Marriage

The French Senate voted today to legalize gay marriage in France, putting it on track to be legal by this summer – just in time for wedding season!!

Despite the divided public opinion on the issue of gay marriage, President François Hollande has already promised to sign the legislation.

France’s justice minister, one of the bill’s biggest fans, said the reform will “move our institutions towards ever more freedom, equality and personal respect.”

Not only will the bull allow same-sex couples to marry, it will also allow them to adopt children, which many French people object to. Opinion polls suggest that around 55-60% of French people support gay marriage, but only about 50% approve of gay adoption.

Opponents, mostly conservatives and die-hard Roman Catholics, have sought to defend traditional marriage by staging loud demonstrations throughout the bill’s passage through Parliament. But I guess they didn’t demonstrate loud enough, because Hollande seems pretty hell-bent on signing this thing.

Via: Current Event Cats

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