Vincent and Bruno say ‘I do’ in France’s first gay marriage‎

Photo: Jurischk, Flickr

Photo: Jurischk, Flickr

RADIO:

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau became the first gay men to legally marry in France, when they made their vows in Montpelier on Wednesday. It comes just a few days after the new law was passed, attracting protests throughout the country. VoR’s Nima Green reports.

The marriage has caused consternation among some opponents of the law, with the conservative Catholic group Civitas saying it was opening up “Pandora’s box”.

Though officially a secular republic, France is overwhelmingly Catholic, and the issue of gay adoption and marriage — a key campaign pledge of Hollande — sparked a deeply divisive debate.

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