Conflict & Justice

Gay Marriage to be Legal in France

The new French President Francois Hollande made a promise during his campaign to legalize gay marriage. Since 1999, couples in France have been allowed to enter into civil unions, whether straight or gay. But Wednesday, Hollande's Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed that the law will soon be changed and that gay couples will be allowed to get married and adopt children. Gay organizations in France are welcoming the government's announcement.

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Anchor Marco Werman talks to the BBC's David Chazan who has been covering the story in Paris.