18 May '13, 2am

French president to sign gay marriage bill into law today #France #Hollande

French president to sign gay marriage bill into law today #France #Hollande

French president Francois Hollande looks on at the city hall on May 17, 2013 in Caen, northwestern France, during a visit focused on housing issues. Mr Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law on Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law on Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition. Mr Hollande, trying to turn the page on months of bitter opposition to the measures, said it was "time to respect the law and the Republic". The Constitutional Council approved the bill on Friday, International Day Against Homophobia. The French court ruling clears the way for France to become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

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