Annulment of French gay marriage confirmed

19th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

BORDEAUX, France, April 19 (AFP) - An appeals court in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux on Tuesday confirmed the annulment of the country's first-ever gay marriage which was celebrated in a municipal office last June.

BORDEAUX, France, April 19 (AFP) - An appeals court in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux on Tuesday confirmed the annulment of the country's first-ever gay marriage which was celebrated in a municipal office last June.  

Stephane Chapin, 34, and Bertrand Charpentier, 31, were married in a ceremony officiated by a leading Green member of parliament, but the wedding was declared illegal by a lower court the following month.  

"We will keep going to the end. We are ready for a new fight. We will take it to the high court of appeal," Charpentier said.  

"Our love has only strengthened over the last year. We thought there was equality in France. But justice rules that homosexuals must remain marginalised," said Chapin.

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