Same-sex marriage legal in France
Same-sex marriage has been legal in France since 18 May 2013.
It is the thirteenth country worldwide to allow same-sex couples to marry. The legislation applies to the French Overseas departments and territories.
A bill granting same-sex couples the right to marry and jointly adopt children was introduced to the National Assembly by the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on 7 November 2012, with the support of President François Hollande, who declared his intent to support the legislation during his campaign for the presidency.
The first official same-sex ceremony took place on 29 May in the city of Montpellier, France.