From the Washington Post:
After months of philosophical debate and massive street demonstrations for and against, the French National Assembly on Tuesday authorized same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite France’s long history as a homeland for Roman Catholic tradition.
The legislation, passed 329 to 229 with 10 abstentions, was France’s most far-reaching social change since abolition of the death penalty in 1981. The measure is scheduled to be taken up in April by the Senate, where the ruling Socialist-led coalition enjoys a majority and is likely to confirm the lower-house vote, making same-sex marriage the law of the land despite warnings that it undermines the foundations of French society.
Well how about that?