Gay Marriage In France: Will Francois Hollande Create Push To Legalize?

05/19/2012 11:54 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Following Barack Obama's surprise public support for gay marriage, incoming French President François Hollande may be poised to push through legislation to give same-sex couples in France the right for the first time to marry.

During his presidential campaign, Socialist candidate Hollande declared his support both for same-sex marriage and adoption right for LGBT couples. He vowed to pursue the issue in early 2013 if he won.

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