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François Hollande pledges support for gay marriage in France

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Support for gay marriage is high in France so if the Socialists win in the parliamentary elections, the laws for both gay marriage and gay adoption may be changing soon. Currently France offers a civil union agreement (PACS) which is available to all couples, which is very popular. It's an easy process and does guarantee many rights though not as much as marriage.

More on gay marriage in France from Pink News:

A communiqué issued by the office of the prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, who took office on 15 May, marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia yesterday with a pledge to put the president’s manifesto promise into law.

It said: “On the occasion of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the Government’s commitment against violence and discrimination perpetrated as a result of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“The Government is determined to challenge prejudice and to put an end to discrimination and violence. It will implement the commitment of the President of the Republic to the right to marriage and adoption to gay couples.”
The polls that I've seen show support for gay marriage and adoption at around 63% from this time last year and earlier in 2012.

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