A couple of months following the Meeting LGBT national presidential debate in France, the government spokeswoman makes a stunning announcement about marriage equality.
While attending the LGBT pride festival in Lyon, the spokeswoman for the French government promised that marriage equality would be adopted by spring 2013, reported ACT-UP.
The government spokesman, Najat Belkacem-Vallaud, said that the marriage equality bill to be drafted and adopted before spring 2013, "if possible."
Marty Edwige, the head of Fierté, the Lesbian & Gay Pride de Lyon, called on the government to schedule a vote "as soon as possible" on marriage equality and on LGBT parenting.
This breakthrough in French LGBT civil rights comes less than three months after LGBT activists in France organized a presidential debate on LGBT equality called Meeting LGBT pour l'egalite.