France Allows Same-Sex Marriages
by Lionel Lesur and Lisa A. Linsky
On April 23, 2013, the French Parliament gave final approval to a bill allowing same-sex couples to get married and adopt children. This makes France the 14th country in the world to legalize marriage between same-sex couples, and the 9th in Europe. Law No.2013-404, approving marriages between same-sex couples, was signed into law by the French President on May 17, 2013 and published in the Official Journal on May 18, 2013.