French president to sign gay marriage bill into law today
PARIS (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law on Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition.
Mr Hollande, trying to turn the page on months of bitter opposition to the measures, said it was "time to respect the law and the Republic".
The Constitutional Council approved the bill on Friday, International Day Against Homophobia.
The French court ruling clears the way for France to become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.