Best of News


French members of Parliament applaud on February 12, 2013 at the... News PhotoAdoption,Applauding,Child,Civil Partnership,Couple - Relationship,Democracy,Election,France,French Culture,French National Assembly,Government,Homosexual,Law,Legislation,Married,National Assembly,Paris - France,Parliament Building,People,Politics,Vertical,VotingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench members of Parliament applaud on February 12, 2013 at the French National Assembly in Paris, after the assembly voted by a clear majority to adopt legislation allowing homosexual couples to marry and adopt children. The formal vote came 10 days after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of its key article which redefines marriage as a contract between two people rather than between a man and a woman. The law will now go for approval by the upper house of parliament. AFP PHOTO/JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)