Gay marriage still illegal in France

13th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 13, 2007 – The higher appeal court has confirmed the illegalityof the famous 2004 gay marriage of Begles. The marriage ceremony wascarried out by the city's mayor, Noël Mamère.

PARIS, March 13, 2007 – The higher appeal court has confirmed the illegalityof the famous 2004 gay marriage of Begles. The marriage ceremony wascarried out by the city's mayor, Noël Mamère.

At the time, some critics considered the mayor's act to be aprovocation, others deemed it criminal. The marriage has alreadybeen rejected by a tribunal and an appeal court in Bordeaux. Thedecision of the higher court was the homosexual couple's lastchance at having their union recognised by the state.

The attorney general assessed that such a decision should be in thehands of the parliament and other legislators, "a judge would exceedhis functions were he to allow such a marriage".

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