Gays and lesbians in France may soon be able to marry and become parents. The marriage equality bill currently before lawmakers would grant French same-sex couples the right to wed and jointly adopt children. Although the first article of the bill, which removes all gender references from marriage applications, was approved in the National Assembly on Feb. 2, opponents added more than 5,000 amendments in order to slow down the legislation's passage. Final approval of the whole bill occurred on Feb. 12 with a vote of 329 to 229, the CBC reported.
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