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France: Final marriage equality hurdle passed as Constitutional Council approves bill

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  1. Well done France. You should be proud.

  2. Xavier Bongibault 17 May 2013, 5:09pm

    “No right to child”. Nice begin in the campaign for referendum in autumn 2017.

    1. Your bigot “friends” will be despising you and encouraging you, all at the same time.

  3. France have beaten us to it. A bit embarrassing for us – but good for them over the channel. C’est formidable mes amis!

  4. Get your pen out, Monsieur Hollande, and SIGN!

    Well done, France! It’s been tough, but it’s been an inspiration. Merci!

    1. And now he has signed it. Well done, France!

  5. Great news! Well done, France! Will the UK be next?

  6. Pinknews, write about the approval of the co-adoption by homossexual couples here in Portugal, today in our Parliament! A big victory! :)

    1. If it’s not some random second-rate personality in some obscure part of the US, it does not always make PinkNews. :P

    2. My bad, it appeared. :)

  7. Great, the french have beaten us, grrr!. I don’t like to say it but well done to the French, hopefully we will soon follow suit.

  8. The mayor received a bullet in the post? And we are the intolerant ones, supposedly. We are the ones who allegedly pose a danger to society.

    1. Mindinrewind 17 May 2013, 6:32pm

      ENFIN !!!!!!!! :D Bye Bye Xavier Bongibault, Frigide Barjot, Christine Boutin & co and your homophobic Manif pour Tous.

      1. this is great news…but no one should be led to think that those professional bigots and haters will disappear. They yield more political power and clout than most assume. And unfortunately they breed, too. Never forget that the organised militant right wing in France is a dangerous political force.

  9. Five words: toys, pram, any second now.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 17 May 2013, 8:18pm

    I hope this comes out in Parliament next week during the third reading and vote!

  11. CH Brighton 17 May 2013, 8:46pm

    Aux Mairies, citoyens (citoyennes)!

  12. Quick! take cover at once! Hide your children! The world will end! There will be a mother of all tsunamis. There will be a plague of locusts, there will be a mother of all storms….

    Nice one France. ;)

  13. Poor religious people lose again. Everyone is beginning to hate them for their illusion. Truly the time of the anti-Christ. Eat that you suckers.

  14. PeterinSydney 17 May 2013, 9:31pm

    Vive La France!!! True to your heritage of freedom.

  15. France shows that freedom and equality are not empty words for it. France did not forget The Great Revolutions heredity. Long live France!

  16. France shows that freedom and equality are not empty words for it.
    France did not forget The Great Revolutions heritage. Long live France!

  17. Jock S. Trap 18 May 2013, 9:08am

    Excellent news. Well done France.

    Now British politicians…. how far behind do we really want to be?

    1. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 18 May 2013, 10:11am

      You think that your behind in the United Kingdom, come here to Convict land, new Holland or Australia!!!!

      At least you have a “conservative progressive government” that actually introduced a SSM Bill!!!

      We are so behind the times here in Australia that the whole world just laughs at us behind our backs!

      It is very embarrassing to be an Australian in 2013! What a total joke Australia is!!!!!

      Even Brazil, South Africa and Argentina which are undeveloped countries – are ahead of us on marriage equality! Soon Columbia as well sometime in July by there Supreme Court as well as the SCOTUS in the USA making a decision sometime in June!!!!!

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 May 2013, 12:01pm

        Paul, but Supreme Court of the U.S. will probably not rule that equal marriage has to be enacted in the remaining 32 states. At most, it will probably strike down the Defence of Marriage Act in states that currently have it as well as overturn Proposition 8 in California, nothing more. One other aspect is if by striking down DOMA, would it imply that the 1100 federal rights and privileges conveyed by marriage will apply to the 12 states with equal marriage laws. Gay married couples currently do not enjoy all of the rights and privileges of their hetero counterparts. Until then, there is no full marriage equality in any of the states.

        After the Australian elections, I think you’ll see a change towards supporting equal marriage. Don’t give up.

        1. I don’t think Brazil, SA and Argentina would be happy to be labelled “undeveloped” ! But of course the nastiest thorn for Australia must come from your Kiwi neighbours…

  18. Paul Mitchell 18 May 2013, 10:16am

    Well done France!!!!

    Hey bigots, YOU LOSE BIG TIME!!!!!

    I want to pass a law that forces all bigots and homophobes to move to Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Somalia, Qatar and Iran!

    They will feel right at home there!!!!!!

  19. Apparently, the mayors, the public officials, have been told, “We are a state of law, the civil code is going to be amended, it applies to everyone.” Fat chance for those two witches, Lillian Ladelle and Miss McFarlane, at the grand chamber now France is in the mix.

    1. It’s unfair to witches to compare them with Lillian Ladele and Mcfarlane, I don’t know of any witches nor Pagan’s who are trying to block equality for gays.

  20. Robert in S. Kensington 18 May 2013, 12:05pm

    I think we can safely say that all the praying and rosary recitations by the hierarchy in Paris and their catholic laity loons didn’t work. Their god smiled and gave the nod to Francois Hollande to go ahead and sign it into law.

    Andrea Minichiello Williams’ coven outside Parliament won’t bring miracles either.

    1. Good to hear that a number of papers today have front-page headlines featuring the term “Tory loons”, referring to extreme right-wingers! (I saw this at the end of Newsnight, last night.) Let’s hope that the term “Tory loon” catches on as the Bill goes its final stretch!

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 May 2013, 1:11pm

        That is indeed good news, Eddy. I’ve been using the term for months. Andrea Minichiello Williams had better start stirring her cauldron on Monday and Tuesday, see if any spells can be pulled out, but of course, she’ll have to keep on stirring until her arms drop off.

    2. I repeat what I posted in response to doug.
      It’s unfair to witches to compare them with Lillian Ladele and Mcfarlane, I don’t know of any witches nor Pagan’s who are trying to block equality for gays. Christians persecuted witches and burned many people as supposed witches in darker times

  21. May I to apologise to the person who said here yesterday that they thought the BBC was being “mischievous” with regard to Hammond’s statement. I disagreed. However, on BBC News at Ten last night I saw that indeed the BBC was being very very mischievous with this story!

    Hammond had no idea he would be asked for his opinion on “gay marriage” on QuestionTime on Thursday night. But the question was asked and he answered it as he did.

    The BBC yesterday put out the impression that Hammond had “made a statement” against “gay marriage”, as if it had been a deliberated planned strategy on his part, against Cameron!

    Furthermore, the BBC supported this mischief with a clip of Hammond’s QT statement but did NOT also show that every other member of the panel was FOR gay marriage, and that the majority of the audience was as well!

    So that was definitely the BBC up to mischief. And that suggests political motivations. Yet they ought NOT to have any!

    Report it!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 May 2013, 12:14pm

      I expect nothing more from the BBC. It’s a right wing loudspeaker for the religious loons with a few at their own helm. I think it’s time to mount a campaign after equal marriage legislation is sorted and demand justification for paying t.v. licences to a biased organisation. It isn’t right and should be addressed. The problem with the BBC is it has no competition. Privatisation would give it a run for its money and removing t.v. licences should be one of the first things to be abolished. It’s ridiculous in 2013 that we have to have a licence for an electronic device. How many other countries have it?

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