French justice minister Christiane Taubira, right, sits on the government bench with social affairs minister Dominique Bertinotti, center, and prime minister Jean Marc Ayrault, during t

 

              French justice minister Christiane Taubira, right, sits on the government bench with social affairs minister Dominique Bertinotti, center, and prime minister Jean Marc Ayrault, during t
French justice minister Christiane Taubira, right, sits on the government bench with social affairs minister Dominique Bertinotti, center, and prime minister Jean Marc Ayrault, during the vote at the National Assembly in Paris, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, of a new law legalizing gay marriage. France's lower house of parliament has approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. President Francois Hollande's Socialists have pushed the measure through the National Assembly and put France on track to join about a dozen, mostly European nations that grant marriage and adoption rights to homosexuals. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)