Paris, France - On Friday May 17, 2013,, President Hollande signed a bill that gives gays and lesbians the right to marry France.
- French President Hollande signs bill giving gays and lesbians the right to marry in France
- More than 300,000 All Out members signed a petition urging the French Parliament to pass the bill
- All Out members rallied in 17 cities throughout France leading up to bill’s passage
“More than 300,000 All Out members spoke loud and clear and the French government responded,” Andre Banks Executive Director and Co-Founder of All Out said, “Now, those who signed France’s largest online petition in history have been answered. Marriage for gays and lesbians is a reality in France.”
“In 76 countries it is a crime to be gay, in 10 it could cost you your life,” Andre Banks continued. “France is sending a strong message to the world that no one should sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love. We invite the French government and the French people to join All Out in building a powerful global movement for love and equality.”
To see the live signature totals from All Out’s petition visit: https://www.allout.org/en/actions/egalite_maintenant
Source; All Out press release