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Monday 19 June 2006

French Socialists moving toward support for gay marriage

The front-runner to be selected as the Socialist Party candidate in next year's Presidential election in France, Segolene Royal, has voiced (Reuters report) her support for gay marriage and adoption:

"It is essential that everybody has equal rights and dignities and the chance to express themselves freely. Opening up marriage to same-sex couples is needed in the name of equality, visibility and respect."

It will be recalled that a purported gay marriage two years ago in France was promptly annulled by a court in Bordeaux. It is thought that the issue of gay marriage may become a divisive issue in next year's Presidential race.

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