The French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told a French television station this morning a change in legislation to allow gay couples to marry and adopt children will be done ‘quickly’ and that a draft is ‘ready’.
According to French news website Yagg.com, M Ayrault told radio station RMC and TV station BFMTV this morning that the measures would be implemented soon.
It was not clear whether the prime minister meant a draft bill had been drawn up, but the site reported remarks made by Gilles Bon-Maury, the president of the Socialists’ Homosexualités et Socialisme faction that such a bill could be presented to Parliament for discussion “before the autumn”.
(This statement in a radio interview largely repeats a commitment made in a government communique, within days of taking office).
- French prime minister promises to implement equal marriage and adoption rights for gays (Pink News)
- French Prime Minister Vows to Implement Marriage Equality and Equal Adoption Rights for Gay People (towleroad.com)
- French Prime Minister Commits To Marriage Equality And Same-Sex Adoption (thinkprogress.org)