Just hours after French President
Francois Hollande signed a gay marriage bill into law, two men
announced they would go first.
The men, Vincent and Bruno, announced
their May 29 wedding in Montpellier, which is located on the south
coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea.
“Vincent and Bruno are making their
preparations and so are we,” said
Montpellier Mayor Helene Mandroux. “At the Montepellier Town
Hall we are getting ready for the big day.”
She continued, “I would say it's the
evolution of society. Personally, I think that when society evolves
in a certain way, meaning the same rights for everyone, that's an
Hollande signed the legislation on
Saturday, a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal
challenge by conservative UMP deputies.
Francois Hollande signs gay marriage bill; first weddings in 10
“It means that we can love one
another, we can look after our children, and there will be many other
weddings, thousands of weddings in the days and months to come,”
said Vincent, president of an LGBT rights group. “That's the most
beautiful symbol of a France that is more fair since this morning.”