France approves gay marriage, adoption bill

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Huffington Post: France's lower house of parliament approved a bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

The measure, approved in the National Assembly in a 329-to-229 vote, puts France on track to join about a dozen mostly European nations that allow gay marriage and comes despite a string of recent demonstrations by opponents of the so-called "marriage for all" bill.

Polls show most French support legalizing gay marriage, though that backing softens when questions about the adoption and conception of children come into play.

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