Before the final vote of the French Parliament on equal marriage, a pair is planning to tie the knot in the southern city of Montpellier, and if their wedding really takes place this will really be symbolic in the face of strong opposition regarding this issue.
The National Assembly of France will arrange their final and decisive vote on this controversial bill to permit equal marriage and adoption, on 23rd April, Tuesday; and if it really goes through the crucial final vote, it will then go to Constitutional Council, that will review the constitutionality if this bill.
If this bill is passed by the Constitutional Council, it will be then signed into law by present President Francois Hollande. Later it will be published in Official Journal of the French Republic.
Forty year old Vincent Autin is PR firm head. He and his partner twenty nine year old Bruno, who is a government employee, wants to tie the knot. Vincent told that both of them are were aware of the possible public impact of their wedding ceremony they had earlier planned. He added that they would make this wedding an occasion for everyone. It would be public, open to all activists, to heads of French and international groups, to the press.
Vincent and Bruno have been more than 5 years from now. They told that their target is to marry and also start a family. The current law will allow that. The path to adoption is very long, even for straight people, said Vincent.