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France: lower house backs marriage/adoption bill

Wed 13 Feb 2013 In: International News View at Wayback

File photo France’s lower house of parliament has approved a marriage and adoption equality bill. President François Hollande's Socialists pushed the measure through the national assembly, carrying a vote by 329 to 229. "This law is a first necessary step, a social evolution that benefits society overall," said Socialist representative Corinne Narassiguin, announcing her party's support for the measure. "Opening up marriage and adoption to homosexual couples is a very beautiful advance. ... It is an emblematic vote, a vote that will mark history." The bill now goes to the senate.    

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First published: Wednesday, 13th February 2013 - 12:26pm

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