The United States isn’t alone in it’s battle for marriage equality. The lower house of France just overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for gays and lesbians to be given the right to marry. The issue now moves to the upper house, the Senate of France, or Sénat du française.
While the Socialist majority controls an overwhelming number of seats in the National Assembly (the lower house) it carries only a small margin of control in the Senate — which of course, brings out the need for the Socialist Party, which includes French President François Hollande; to get every vote in the Senate as they can — if they want to see the issue move forward.
Engineer Driss Houat, 69, told CNN Thursday he opposes the measure.
“I am completely against it because God created man and woman so that they could be married. Not for anything else. It’s absurd for me to see this bill pass,” he said.
But Myriam Duru, 37, a manager at a Tommy Hilfiger store, disagrees.
“I am Muslim, so I believe in God. I think it’s not a problem for me to accept. I don’t understand people who think that God exists and can say ‘I’m against the happiness of people,'” she said.
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- Jeremy Irons Worries Gay Marriage Would Lead To Fathers Marrying Sons (queerty.com)
- French Senate to debate same-sex marriage (wyff4.com)
- To Gay Marry or Not to Gay Marry? That is the question. Wether ’tis nobler… (scummingsvz.wordpress.com)
- Updated: Uruguay to become second nation in Latin America to approve gay, lesbian marriage equality (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Gay Marriage: The Left’s Great Shame (americanthinker.com)