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

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

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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