Same-Sex Marriage in France

When we heard about the approval of the bill to legalise gay marriage in France in February, we were delighted! And now that the bill has been officially legalized as of the 17th of May, all of us behind the My Super Family books could not be happier!

It’s truly fantastic to see countries progressing on this matter (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay) which is very close to the heart of the My Super Family books (My Super Single Mum, My Two Super Dads, and My Super Groovy Gran – and coming soon; My Super Single Dad!) as we are all about promoting love, safety and security in families – no matter what their make up is.

The recent legalization in France, following that of New Zealand’s earlier in the year, has meant that there are now 15 countries that legally recognize same-sex relationships! Fifteen!! Whilst there are about 196 countries in the world, 15 is a fantastic start, and we here at My Super Family have got all our fingers and toes crossed for this to be the start of something wonderful.

However, despite this fantastic news, we have been greatly saddened to read about the recent protest that occurred in Paris on Sunday – their Mother’s Day. We find it a real shame that so many people are unwilling to let two people who love each other marry each other, especially as there have been some violent clashes with the police. We firmly believe that being the same gender shouldn’t matter, whether the couple are willing to commit to each other is what matters. Love is universal; every language and culture has a word for it and knows what it means.

It is clear, however, that the majority of France support the new bill, especially as in Southern France the 66th Cannes Film Festival just gave it’s top honour, the Palm D’Or to the film “Blue is the Warmest Colour: The Life of Adele”, which focuses on a beautiful lesbian romance.

We at My Super Family strongly hope that the forward thinkers in France will continue to recognize same-sex relationships in this and many other ways, and we send out our very best wishes to the couple taking part in the first official same-sex marriage occurring in Montpellier this Wednesday! Perhaps it will be the start of their very own Super Family!

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