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Topic - Christiane Taubira
France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate and protests that flooded the streets of Paris. Legions of officers and water cannon stood ready near France's National Assembly ahead of the final vote, bracing for possible violence on an issue that galvanized the country's faltering conservative movement.
If France's new Socialist government has its way, mothers and fathers will cease to exist — in legal papers, that is.
"We believe that the first weddings will be beautiful and that they'll bring a breeze of joy, and that those who are opposed to them today will surely be confounded when they are overcome with the happiness of the newlyweds and the families," she said.
Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told lawmakers that the first weddings could be as soon as June.