France to Let Gays Marry, Adopt
New rights go into effect in 2013
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2012 3:35 PM CDT
People march in a Gay Pride parade in Paris on June 30.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Gay Paree, indeed. Gay couples in France will be handed two big new rights next year: to wed and adopt kids. "In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage and adoption will be open to all couples, without discrimination," PM Jean-Marc Ayrault told parliament today, fulfilling yet another of Francois Hollande's campaign promises. (Seriously, this guy keeps doing what he pledged to do.) "Our society is evolving, lifestyles and mentalities are changing," said Ayrault, per the AFP. "The government will respond to that."

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Jul 7, 2012 6:10 PM CDT
Congratulations France! France is 12th country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. Nepal as possible 13th is still pending. I do hope really that US will show enough courage and strength to become one of top 15 or top 20 world democracies since it failed to be among top ten not even to mention it failed to be most democratic one as we all expected it to be.
Jul 7, 2012 8:25 AM CDT
My God, It is like this thread just dropped out of a 1962 "Mad Men" script! Grow up, already.
Jul 4, 2012 3:10 PM CDT
This really isnt right,but weither gay couples can marry or not,theyll still be gay . But this is still very sick