The administration of French President Francois Hollande has committed to implementing his pledge to legalize gay marriage.

According to, a communique issued by the office of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) also reiterated Hollande's campaign promises to the gay community.

“On the occasion of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the Government's commitment against violence and discrimination perpetrated as a result of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

“The Government is determined to challenge prejudice and put an end to discrimination and violence. It will implement the commitment of the President of the Republic to the right to marriage and adoption to gay couples.”

Hollande, a Socialist, was sworn into office this week after a stunning victory over incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Polls show Socialists possibly winning both houses of Parliament during a two-round election on June 10 and 17, which would give Hollande the votes he needs to pass his reforms.

While Sarkozy promised in 2007 to reform PACS, a form of domestic partnership which offers significantly fewer protections to gay and lesbian couples than marriage, into something closer to Britain's civil partnership, the law has not changed. During the campaign he reiterated his opposition to marriage equality, saying that “For me, a family is a father and a mother, not two fathers or two mothers.”