Referring to Bishop Rey's call for a nationwide vote on the issue, Ms. Valaud-Belkacem said, "In a certain manner, a referendum already took place four months ago, during the presidential campaign."
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"Have we ever hid our determination to authorize marriage for all as well as to adopt?" government spokeswoman Najat Valaud-Belkacem said. "No, on the contrary, we had [openly] put it forward."