France: President Hollande signs marriage equality into law

France: President Hollande signs marriage equality into law

Francois Hollande signed a bill on Friday legalizing such nuptials.

The Constitutional Council affirmed Hollande’s signing and the
bill is now law.  The new legislation  will take effect on May 29.  France becomes the 14th nation to legalize marriage equality.

Leading up to Hollande’s
signing, violent demonstrations
for and against marriage equality rocked the country.  Anti-gay protesters have another
protest against marriage equality planned for May 26.

LGBT people
were also routinely attacked during the weeks leading up to the votes in the French legislature.

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