The French National Assembly is due to vote on a bill to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. The issue has exposed deep rifts in French society and prompted huge protests.
France's Senate election appears to have handed the far-right National Front entry for the first time, with 2 seats. Meanwhile, the conservatives claim a Senate majority over President Francois Hollande's socialists.
The French parliament has approved a bill guaranteeing homosexual couples the right to marry and adopt children. The measure was approved in the face of stiff opposition from conservative and religious groups.
French lawmakers have narrowly approved 50 billion euros ($69 billion) in spending cuts designed to help meet deficit reduction targets. The plan is seen as the first major test for the country's new government.
France's National Assembly has voted in favor of a bill approving gay marriage, after 10 days of intense debate. The proposal, an election promise from President Francois Hollande, must also clear the Senate.
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