Hundreds Celebrate France’s First Marriage of a Gay Couple

The New York Times
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May 30, 2013
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Two men wed in the southern city of Montpellier on Wednesday in the first legal marriage between people of the same sex in France. The wedding of Vincent Autin, 40, and Bruno Boileau, 30, came just 11 days after legislation permitting same-sex marriages and adoptions was signed into law by President François Hollande. The men married in a civil ceremony at the Montpellier town hall conducted by the mayor, Hélène Mandroux, who has been an outspoken proponent of gay rights.