Lower house of French parliament approves bill that would legalize gay marriage, adoption


The measure, approved in 329-to-229 vote in National Assembly, puts France on track to join about a dozen nations that allow gay marriage.

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France’s lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill on Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children, handing a major legislative victory to President Francois Hollande’s Socialists on a divisive social issue, reports The Washington Post.