Cheese. (popehippo) wrote in ontd_political,

French Constitutional Council will debate gay marriage

A lesbian couple challenged the ban on gay marriage in France last May and expects to hear a statement from the French Constitutional Council by the end of January, according to Pink News.

Corinne Cestino and Sophie Hablau entered into a civil union 10 years ago and now have four children. They live in a village outside of Reims.

Lawyer for the couple Emmanuel Ludor said “They want to get married because they consider it an essential tool for building a family.”

The high court said gay marriage is “now the subject of wide debate in society, in particular because of the evolution of manners and recognition of marriage between same sex legislation in several foreign countries,” and suggested the case to be forwarded to the Constitutional council, according to Pink News.

Currently in France, gay couples can get a form of civil union called “Pacte Civil de Solidarité” (PACS) or “Civil Solidarity Pacts.”

Tags: france, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities, marriage equality

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