Former French first lady Carla
Bruni-Sarkozy has endorsed the government's plans to legalize
marriage and adoption for gay and lesbian couples.
In a cover story for the December issue
of the French edition of women's fashion glossy Vogue,
Bruni-Sarkozy said she disagrees with her husband, former French
President Nicolas Sarkozy, who said during his unsuccessful bid for a
second term that he's opposed to extending such rights to gay
“I am rather in favor of gay marriage
and adoption,” she told the magazine. “I have a lot of friends –
women and men – who are in this situation and I see nothing
unstable or perverse in families with homosexual parents.”
The cabinet of President Francois
Hollande has approved a marriage equality bill and sent it to
lawmakers for their approval. Opposition to the reforms has come
mainly from the Roman Catholic church and Sarkozy's own UMP Party.
march against gay marriage in France.)
The 44-year-old Bruni-Sarkozy married
the former president in 2008. She is a model and a singer. Her
fourth album is scheduled for release next spring.