French National Assembly rejects homosexual ‘marriage’ in historic vote



June 15, 2011

PARIS, June 14, 2011 ( – French legislators rejected a bill to legalize “homosexual marriage” today in a decisive vote by the National Assembly, the nation’s lower legislative house. Assembly representatives voted against the bill, proposed by socialists, by a majority of 293 to 222.  The vote follows a ruling in January by the nation’s highest court, the Constitutional Council, stating that homosexual “marriage” is not a constitutional right.

Although a recent and much-cited poll found that a majority of French voters, 58 percent, favor the creation of homosexual “marriage,” Michel Difenbacher of the majority Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party said he thought it not necessary “to go with the wind nor to cede to fashion” with regard to the issue. Keep reading

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