The French Cabinet has approved a bill legalizing gay marriage and gay adoption, sending the measure to the legislature for debate.
BBC news has the report:
France’s Socialist government has approved a bill to legalise same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt.
The bill, opposed by more than 1,000 mayors and the Catholic Church, will be debated by parliament in January.
France already allows civil unions between same-sex couples, but it was a campaign pledge of President Francois Hollande to extend their rights.
It is one of the most divisive issues he has faced, correspondents say.
Mr Hollande told his cabinet that the bill would mean “progress not only for individuals but for the whole of society”.
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